Belfast Telegraph

Ballynahinch security alert ends after discovery of suspected World War II device

A security alert in Ballynahinch has ended after the discovery of what is believed to be part of World War II device.

The device had been discovered while Phoenix Natural Gas were carrying out gas pipe laying in the Langley Road area of Ballynahinch.

A spokeswoman said: "During routine excavation work, an unidentified object was found beneath ground surface. Phoenix Natural Gas alerted the relevant agencies who responded to the incident. Phoenix Natural Gas will resume construction work as soon as possible."

Earlier cordons had been in place and an ATO team - who are tasked with bomb disposal - were in attendance at the scene.

Lisburn Street has since reopened at the Magheraknock Junction.

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