10/06/2013

'Viable Device' Found In Newtownabbey

A 'viable device' has been found in Newtownabbey in the midst of a security alert.

The device was discovered in the Cherrylands/Cloughfern area shortly after 06:00 this morning.

The area was cordoned off as army bomb experts examined the device and carried out a controlled explosion.

Some residents were forced to evacuate their homes during the operation and were put up in the Valley Leisure Centre.

The alert is now over and residents have been allowed to return to their home.

All roads have reopened.

(IT/CD)

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