24/06/2019

'Suspicious Object' Sparks Belfast Security Alert

Police are dealing with a security alert in west Belfast this morning, Monday 24 June.

An operation was sparked following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Old Colin area of Dunmurry.

Parts of the Pantridge Road, the Stewartstown Road and Upper Dunmurry Lane have been closed.
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Sinn Fein Councillor Stephen Magennis said the alert has caused major disruption for residents of the Old Colin area, particularly for those travelling to work and school.

"I would urge motorists to avoid the area this morning if possible," he added.



(JG/CM)

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