Security Alert Ongoing In Coleraine

A number of homes have been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious object in Coleraine.

The object was found in the Brook Street area today, 05 May.

Police are at the scene and the street has been closed.

No further details have been released.

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald said: "A security alert caused by reports of a suspicious object in the Brooke Street area of Coleraine has brought nothing but disruption to the area.
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"Local residents have been evacuated from their homes as a result of this alert.

"Those behind this alert have nothing to offer the people of Coleraine and need to end these futile actions immediately."

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