Belfast Telegraph

20 homes evacuated over 'suspicious object' in Northern Ireland park

Around 20 homes have been evacuated after a "suspicious object" was found in a park in Northern Ireland.

Police are on the scene at Earhart Park, in Londonderry, and have declared a security alert.

Part of the park has been closed and a number of homes evacuated.

A spokesman for the Police Service of Northern Ireland said "approximately 20 homes had been affected".

When asked what the object was, he said: "The suspicious object has to be examined so it is far too early to say."

The Shantallow Community Centre has been opened for any evacuated residents who need shelter.


From Belfast Telegraph