Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 September 2014

'Beer keg' device found in Fermanagh

The Lough Erne resort in Co Fermanagh will play host to the G8 summit in June

Army bomb experts are continuing to deal with a device which was discovered in Co Fermanagh.

It was found at the Clogh Road area of Rosslea this morning. Locals have described it as a 'beer keg' type device.

Bomb teams remain at the scene this morning and police have not yet confirmed any details about the ongoing alert.

The Clogh Road has been closed to traffic and diversions are in place. Two homes have been evacuated.

Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott told the Belfast Telegraph that police had yet to confirm the viability of the device which was found close to a church in the area.

"I've been hearing locally about the 'beer keg' but has not yet been confirmed," he said.

"Clearly people have been disrupted by this, and have been put out of their homes. The threat around the G8 is very live.

"So far only a couple of families have been evacuated, but others may have to be moved."

The latest security alert comes after an off-duty police officer spotted a 60kg device in an abandoned Silver Volkswagen Bora car in the Derrylin Road area of Fermanagh on Friday evening.

Police had said that Lisnaskea Station was the target, but in a statement to UTV, Óglaigh na hÉireann (ONH) said the bomb was set for the Lough Erne golf resort.

The world's most powerful leaders are expected at Lough Erne for the G8 summit in three months' time.

The potentially deadly device was found just 16 miles from the hotel that will host the summit.

 

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