Controlled explosion carried out on suspicious object as Ballynahinch security alert ends
A controlled explosion has been carried out on a suspicious object which sparked a security alert in Ballynahinch.
The alert was sparked following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Hillcrest Lane area.
Police were in attendance and a number of homes were evacuated.
The alert has now ended and the remnants have been taken away for further examination.
Detective Inspector Denise Graham is appealing for anyone who witnessed this being left in Hillcrest Lane early this morning or anyone with any information about the incident to contact Detectives in Downpatrick on the non-emergency number 101.
Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111