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Security alert ends after shell discovery sparks Northern Ireland homes' evacuation

A security alert near a PSNI station in Enniskillen has ended, police have confirmed.

Homes were evacuated earlier on Monday after a suspected First World War shell was discovered during building work.

Chief Inspector Graham Dodds said: “During building work in the vicinity of the station earlier today what was believed to be a historic piece of munition, possibly from WWI or WWII, was discovered.

“A security operation was put in place, with nearby flats and a local park evacuated, and ATO were tasked.

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The old munition found during building work. Credit: PSNI

“We can confirm what had been unearthed was part of old munition, that posed no danger to the public.

“The scene has now been cleared and local residents who were evacuated have been allowed home.

“A  number of premises which also had to close, have re-opened. The cordon on Lough Erne has also been lifted.

“We want to thank everyone who was affected by the operation for their patience as we worked to make the scene safe.”

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