‘Viable device’ found at centre of security alert that led to homes being evacuated

‘Viable Device’ Found At Centre Of Security Alert That Led To Homes Being Evacuated
A number of homes in the Drumgillion Avenue area of Newry were evacuated on Monday. Photo: PA
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By Rebecca Black, PA

A viable device was found in Newry, Co Down, following a security alert.

A number of homes in the Drumgullion Avenue area were evacuated on Monday following reports that a suspicious object had been left in the area.


A police spokesperson said officers received a report around 2.50pm.

It was confirmed in the early hours of Tuesday that the object had been declared to be a viable device.

It has been removed for further forensic examinations.



“A number of homes in the area were evacuated as officers conducted a public safety operation in the area.

“Residents have now returned to their homes and police would like to thank everyone for their understanding,” a police spokesperson said.

“Inquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1310 of 01/01/24.”

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