22/01/2019

Belfast Road Closures Due To Suspicious Object

Two roads in west Belfast were closed overnight while police dealt with a security alert.

Cordons were put in place on the Springfield Road and Lanark Way areas on the evening of Monday 21 January to allow officers to deal with reports of a suspicious object.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area due to the alert which began at around 8pm, while nearby homes were evacuated.

The roads reopened on Tuesday morning after a controlled explosion was carried out on the object.
News Image
People who live in the vicinity of the alert and had been forced from their homes can expect to regain access by 12.30pm.

Police have appealed for anyone with information which may be of use to them to get in touch using the non-emergency line 101.



(JG/CM)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

11 September 2019
Cold Caller Arrested In East Belfast
Police have arrested a man on suspicion of a number of offences after he was caught cold calling at houses in east Belfast. Reports emerged on Tuesday morning, 10 September, of a male approaching properties in the Galwally area, asking for access to check water pipes.
11 September 2019
Other News In Brief
Slow Food Festival Returns To L'Derry Thousands are expected to flock to L'Derry next month as the Slow Food Festival returns with an enhanced programme of events across the city. Now into its fourth year, the award-winning council event will celebrate the very best artisan produce in the North West from Wednesday 09 to Sunday 13.
10 September 2019
NI Defeated By Germany In Belfast
Northern Ireland's hopes of qualifying for Euro 2020 suffered a major setback on Monday evening as they were defeated 2-0 by Germany. The tense qualifier at Windsor Park brought plenty of chances for Michael O'Neill's side in the first half, with Conor Washington almost making it past Germany's keeper Manuel Neuer on two occasions.
19 September 2018
Up To 100 Roads Closed As Storm Ali Hits NI
A growing number of roads across Northern Ireland are closed due to adverse weather conditions as a result of Storm Ali.
13 September 2019
Five Arrested At Belfast International Airport
Five people have been arrested at Belfast International Airport on suspicion of importing counterfeit goods. Detectives from the PSNI's Paramilitary Crime Task Force along with Border Force and HMRC detained a woman aged 49, two men aged 23 and two aged 55 and 29 earlier today, Friday 13 September.