Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Controlled explosion carried out on car during north Belfast security alert

A controlled explosion was carried out on a car on the Hillview Road, North Belfast
A controlled explosion was carried out on a car on the Hillview Road, North Belfast

A controlled explosion has been carried out on a car which prompted a security alert in north Belfast.

A number of homes were evacuated for some time in the early hours of Tuesday morning in the Crumlin Road area between the Ardoyne shop fronts and the Oldpark Road.

It's understood a car had been left abandoned in the road with its hazard lights on.

Following the alert this morning a controlled explosion was carried out by Army bomb experts.

Forensic officers were then seen removing a beer keg type device from the area for further examination.

Those who were evacuated from their homes have since been allowed to return.

The Crumlin Road, Oldpark Road and Tennant Street have now been re-opened, while the Hillview Road remains closed.

Meanwhile there are also two ongoing security alerts elsewhere.

In south Belfast, the Malone Road is currently closed between Adelaide Park and Cranmore Park junction due to an alert.

There is also an alert close to Palace Barracks army base outside Holywood.

Police are currently in attendance.

 

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