Update: Castlewellan Security Alert Continues

A security alert in the County Down town of Castlewellan, which began on Wednesday evening, is continuing in the area.

Main roads remain closed this afternoon, Thursday 19, following the discovery of a suspicious object on Priests Road.

A public safety operation and police cordon are in place, while the Ardabannon and Castlewellan Roads remain closed to the public.

Local diversions are in place and motorists are advised to avod the area if possible.
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District Commander of Newry, Mourne and Down, Superintendent Jane Humphries said: "I want to thank the community for their patience while we work to make the area safe and I would ask for their further co-operation as the investigation continues."


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