West Belfast security alert ends

A security alert in west Belfast has ended.

Police have described the device, which was discovered in the Grosvenor Road area of the city as “viable.”

A number of items have since been taken from the scene for forensic examination.

Earlier today, the Grosvenor Road between the West link and the Falls Road was sealed off due to the discovery of the device, however police have since stated that the area has reopened.


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