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Security alert to go into third day

By Staff Reporter

Published 13/11/2015

Residents were evacuated from their homes last night by police investigating claims that an explosive device had been left in rural Co Londonderry
Residents were evacuated from their homes last night by police investigating claims that an explosive device had been left in rural Co Londonderry

Residents were evacuated from their homes last night by police investigating claims that an explosive device had been left in rural Co Londonderry.

The PSNI last night continued their search of the Drumsurn area near Dungiven. The security alert is expected to be extended into a third day today.

The alert was sparked after the Samaritans were contacted by an anonymous caller using a recognised codeword, who said an explosive device had been left at a road junction near the Leghavallon Road.

A PSNI spokesman said the search area has been extended and several homes have now been evacuated. "The scene will be held overnight with further activity to commence on Friday," he said.

Meanwhile, police reopened the Tandragee Road, Monbrief East Road and Tullygally East Road in Craigavon, which had been closed after the discovery of a suspicious object near the Drumbeg Roundabout. Police said the object was a hoax.

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