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Security alert: Controlled explosion after incendiary bomb found at grounds of Ballycastle police station

A controlled explosion has been carried out following the discovery of two devices in the grounds of Ballycastle police station.

A security alert had been sparked following the discovery of a suspicious object. People were evacuated from buildings in the area of the Ramoan Road.

Army bomb experts were sent to the scene where a second device found was declared a hoax.

Inspector Tony Boyce said: “Inspector Tony Boyce said: "A controlled explosion was carried out following the discovery of two devices. The first device was a viable incendiary device and the second a hoax device.

“People have returned to business premises in the area and the Ramoan Road can be accessed as usual.”

Alliance Policing Board member, Trevor Lunn MLA condemned those behind the devices.

Mr Lunn said: “The people behind these devices have nothing to offer our society. They just wish to bring violence and disruption onto our streets and have no care for who may be injured or killed by their actions.

“The vast majority of the public are opposed to the actions of these thugs.

“Those behind these devices are a danger to the public and must be urgently apprehended by the Police. If anybody has any information that can help the Police in their investigation then I would urge them to contact the PSNI or Crimestoppers.”

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