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Crumlin bomb: Main Street reopens after viable device made safe

Published 23/07/2016

Crumlin's Main Street closed due to alert
Crumlin's Main Street closed due to alert

The security alert in the Main Street area of Crumlin has ended after Army Technical Officers made safe a viable device.

All roads in the area have been reopened.

Superintendent John Magill said: “A viable device has been made safe and has been taken away for forensic examination.

"I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the Main Street  area of Crumlin or who may have information about this incident to contact Antrim police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 546 23/07/16.

"Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Sinn Fein's Declan Kearney condemned those responsible. He said: "Saturday is one of the busiest days in Crumlin. Many businesses and shoppers were affected as a result of the disruption caused.

"Those responsible must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

"There is no room for these type of attacks in our society and they must end immediately."

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