Ulster Unionist Councillor David Taylor has condemned those responsible for placing a viable device in the Ashgrove area of Newry.
Councillor Taylor said:
“The criminals responsible for placing this device in the Ashgrove area of Newry have been totally reckless in their behaviour.
“Their actions have caused significant disturbance and concern to local residents and there is no doubt this device has placed them and the wider community at risk of serious harm.
“This incident must be strongly condemned and I would appeal to anyone with information to report it to Police immediately.”