NORTH BELFAST SECURITY ALERT: SUSPECT DEVICE FOUND ‘NOT VIABLE’

A security alert in the Shore Crescent area of north Belfast has ended and residents who were evacuated from their homes have been allowed to return. 

Inspector David McBride said: “A suspicious object discovered in the Shore Crescent area this afternoon was examined by ATO and declared not viable.

“A section of Shore Crescent which was closed to traffic has since reopened.

“I want to thank residents for their patience while we worked to keep the community safe.

“Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 516 of 10/09/18.”

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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