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East Belfast security alert: houses evacuated after suspicious object found in Medway Street

Published 21/01/2016

Bangor-Belfast rail line and Medway Street have been closed
Bangor-Belfast rail line and Medway Street have been closed

Houses in east Belfast have been evacuated during a security alert following the discovery of a suspicious object at Medway Street.

The Bangor-Belfast rail line and Medway Street have been closed and a number of premises evacuated.

A Translink spokesperson said: "The line between Belfast Central and Bangor is closed due to a security alert in the Sydenham area. Valid train tickets will be accepted on Ulsterbus and Metro services.

"Passengers should expect significant delays to their journey."

There are no further details at present.

This is a developing story and will be updated

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