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Security alerts cause disruption in Co Antrim

Published 09/05/2011

A controlled explosion has been carried out on a suspicious car in Co Antrim.

Army bomb experts were called to a security alert at Crebilly Road in the Ballykeel area of Ballymena yesterday morning.

A police spokesperson said “nothing untoward” was found and no homes were evacuated during the alert.

Elsewhere around a dozen homes were evacuated after a gas cylinder prompted a security alert in north Belfast yesterday evening.

Army technical officers attended the scene at Woodland Avenue close to the Cliftonville Road.

The junction at Cliftonville Road and Cliftonville Avenue was closed due to the alert while traffic was diverted along Cliftonpark Avenue and Manor Street.

Sinn Fein Assembly member Caral Ni Chuilin said a small number of homes were evacuated in the area shortly after 3.30pm.

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