Lurgan security alert continues overnight
Published 30/10/2010 | 02:19
Families were kept out of their homes by police last night as a security alert in Lurgan continued.
The alert began shortly after 9am yesterday when the Army was called to examine a suspicious device under a bridge in the Tullydagan Road area.
A police spokeswoman said: “We understand that the families are staying with family members.”
The railway between Portadown and Lisburn was also disrupted by the alert, with rail links closed in both directions.
A Translink spokesperson said a bus substitution service was in place. Craigavon mayor Stephen Moutray condemned the incident and described the perpetrators as “thugs”.
He said: “This sort of activity causes considerable disruption to the transport links and sends out the wrong message about this area at this time.”