28/05/2024

East Belfast Security Alert Declared 'Elaborate Hoax'

The PSNI have issued an appeal for information and witnesses following a security alert at the Henry Jones Playing Field in east Belfast on Sunday, 26 May.

A suspicious object was reported at the playing field in the Church Road area of Castlereagh shortly after 11.20am. Police and Army Technical Officers attended the scene and a number of road in the area were closed as the device was investigated. Following examination the device was declared an elaborate hoax and was subsequently removed for forensic examination.
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Inspector Carey said: "Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone with any information is asked to contact Police on 101, quoting reference number 651 of 26/05/24.

"A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org/."

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