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Police carry out search operations on the Old Golf Course road and Creightons Road in west Belfast following reports of a device on December 8th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph )

Police carry out search operations on the Old Golf Course road and Creightons Road in west Belfast following reports of a device on December 8th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph )

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Police carry out search operations on the Old Golf Course road and Creightons Road in west Belfast following reports of a device on December 8th 2018 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph )

A security operation which saw roads closed in west Belfast for over 24 hours has now ended.

A search operation was carried out in the area around the Old Golf Course Road over the course of Saturday and Sunday.

A number of roads were closed in the area, including the Old Gold Course Road and Creightons Road.

Police confirmed on Sunday the operation had ended with nothing untoward found.

Chief Inspector Helen Garrett said: “I understand these road closures caused significant disruption in the area, especially in the run-up to Christmas, and I want to thank the public for their patience and understanding during this time.

“The safety of the community is of paramount importance and, as we work to keep people safe, we will not take any risks.

“I want to re-emphasise to the local community, and people travelling through the area, they should be mindful of their own personal safety.

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“If anyone comes across anything suspicious, they should contact police immediately on 101 quoting reference 838 of 07/12/18."

“I would also appeal to anyone with information about this incident, or anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area in recent days to get in touch with us."

The public can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


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