14/11/2019

'Nothing Untoward' In Co Armagh Security Alert

A security alert in the village of Belleks in Co Armagh has ended after bomb disposal experts declared a suspicious object was "nothing untoward".

The Newry Road was closed late on Wednesday night, 13 November, at the junction with Mountain Road and Kesh Road following reports of a suspect object in the area.

Police attended the scene shortly before 11pm.
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Chief Inspector Nigel Henry confirmed the alert was over on Thursday morning. He said: "ATO also attended and examined the object, which has since been declared as nothing untoward.

"The Newry Road has reopened and I want to thank everyone for their patience as we conducted our public safety operation."

Police also reminded the public to not hesitate to report anything suspicious they may come across by contacting non-emergency line 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Information can also be given anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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