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.
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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)

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