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Ammunition discovered during a security alert

� Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 7th August 2014

Mandatory Credit - Kevin Scott / Presseye

Security Alert on the Moira Road

Caption: Police at the scene of the alert on the Moira Road in Belfast

Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

� Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland- 7th August 2014 Mandatory Credit - Kevin Scott / Presseye Security Alert on the Moira Road Caption: Police at the scene of the alert on the Moira Road in Belfast Picture - Kevin Scott / Presseye

A security alert was sparked in Lisburn last Thursday afternoon (August 7).

Police closed part of the Moira Road from its junction with the Knockmore Road following the discovery of a suspicious object on waste ground close to Tata Steel.

Army technical officers were called to the scene and on closer inspection, the police found what they believe to be a quantity of ammunition.

The suspected ammunition was taken away for forensic examination and the road was reopened later in the day.

Following the security alert, Lisburn Councillor Alexander Redpath thanked the public for their patience and consideration whilst diversions were in place on the Moira Road.

“I would like to thank everyone affected for their patience and understanding during the security alert,” said Mr Redpath.

“The PSNI are carrying out a very difficult job in exceptionally difficult circumstances.

“I wish them well in their investigations and hope we this matter can be dealt with shortly.”

There was second security alert in Lisburn on Friday (August 8) in Coolsara Park.

A number of residents were evacuated and Coolsara Park and Magheraleve Road were closed to traffic following the report of a suspicious vehicle in the area.

However, following an examination of the vehicle, nothing untoward was found and the roads were reopened a short time later.

 

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