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Suspicious object sparks Belfast road closures

Two roads in west Belfast have been closed after the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.

Cordons are in place on the Springfield Road and Lanark Way while the area is examined by police.

Drivers have been advised to avoid the area.

Early pictures from the scene show a large device next to the peace line on Lanark Way.

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Police at the scene of a security alert in the Lanark Way area of west Belfast on January 21st 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Road closures are in place on the Springfield Road and Lanark Way in north Belfast due to the discovery of a suspicious object.

"There are no further details at present."

SDLP representative for the area, Gerard McDonald, condemned the incident.

"This is a disgraceful throw back to a time that we had thought we left behind," he said.

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Police at the scene of a security alert in the Lanark Way area of west Belfast on January 21st 2019 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

"All that has been achieved with this device is disruption for motorists and local residents who want to go about their daily lives without the threat of violence hanging over them."

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