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Newtownbutler bomb alert: Wattlebridge Road closed after suspicious object found

Published 28/05/2016

Wattlebridge Road alert: suspicious object was found by a member of the public
Wattlebridge Road alert: suspicious object was found by a member of the public

Police and Army Technical Officers remain at the scene of a security alert on Wattlebridge Road in Newtownbutler, Co Fermanagh.

The road remains closed between Cavan Road and McCaffrey’s garage after a suspicious object was found by a member of the public on Friday afternoon.

Police advise motorists to seek an alternative route.

Ulster Unionist MP Tom Elliot said: "An element continues to intimidate and promote hatred against the majority of Northern Ireland's citizens who want to live in peace. It is vital that these people do not succeed."

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