31/01/2020

'Significant' Munitions Find In River Lagan

A "significant" munitions find has been uncovered as dredging work was carried out on the River Lagan.

A security alert was sparked at the Queen Elizabeth Bridge and nearby footbridge in Belfast last night after a number of suspicious objects were discovered in a vessel.

ATO were tasked to the scene to remove the objects for forensic examination.

The PSNI's Terrorism Investigation Unit has launched an investigation.
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Detective Chief Superintendent Raymond Murray said: "While the objects will undergo further examination, we believe a significant munitions find has been uncovered."

The bridges have reopened this morning, Friday 31 January.



(JG/CM)

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