Ballymena Security Alert Ends

A security alert in Ballymena, Co Antrim, has now ended.

A suspicious object was discovered in the Cambridge Avenue area on Monday evening.

The device was an "improvised firework", police have confirmed.

Residents have since returned to their homes.
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SDLP North Antrim Assembly candidate Connor Duncan said: "The proximity of this alert to a local school is extremely worrying. The safety and security of our children should be beyond question and those who would seek to jeopardise it are beneath contempt. A youth football tournament was taking place at the time and a further 60-70 young people have been evacuated from the area as a precaution."


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