14/01/2016

Lurgan Security Alert Declared 'Elaborate Hoax'

A security alert in Lurgan, Co Armagh, has been declared an elaborate hoax.

Two suspicious objects were discovered in Lake Street on Thursday morning.

The Army bomb disposal team attend the scene and carried out two controlled explosions.

All roads and the railway line have been reopened.

Sinn Féin Councillor Catherine Seeley condemned the incident.
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She said: "Those responsible for this disruption do not represent anyone in our community.

"The inconvenience caused to families and to our transport services is a sad reminder that there are still enemies of peace and progress in the North.

"I would appeal to those responsible to cease these senseless activities in Lurgan or anywhere else.

"The residents here should not have to endure this type of incident."

(CD/MH)

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