Security alert ends

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Craigavon Area Commander, Chief Inspector Paul Reid can confirm that a policing operation in Lurgan, which had disrupted trains to Lisburn, has now ended.

All roads and the railway line have been reopened. The operation was put in place following suspicious activity in the area of the Bells Row railway crossing and a report that a device had been left on the railway line.

Chief Inspector Reid said: “ My officers have conducted a thorough search of the railway line and have found nothing of a suspicious nature.

“I understand the extent of disruption this alert has caused to both the local residents and to train passengers, and I can assure all those affected that the operation was carried out with utmost professionalism in order to ensure the safety of all.

“I would like to extend my gratitude to the local residents in Lurgan for their patience and support to officers today, which assisted in bringing the operation to a swift conclusion.”