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Homes evacuated in Lurgan security alert: Suspect object found

Published 18/07/2015

Homes are evacuated in Lurgan due to an alert that began after a call was received suggesting a device may have been left in the Victoria Street area. Pic Matt Mackey
Homes are evacuated in Lurgan due to an alert that began after a call was received suggesting a device may have been left in the Victoria Street area. Pic Matt Mackey

A number of homes have been evacuated during a security alert in Lurgan.

Roads have been closed following the discovery of a suspicious object in Victoria Street.

The area has been closed off.

Police have warned residents not to touch anything suspicious.

PSNI chief superintendent Pauline Shields said: “The alert began after a call was received suggesting a device may have been left in the area.

"Officers are conducting a thorough search to ensure the safety of the public and investigations into an item located earlier are ongoing.

"As this alert continues, we are thankful for the cooperation and support of local people, a number of whom have had to leave their homes.” 

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