PSNI dealing with security alert at Lurgan graveyard

Police are dealing with a security alert in a graveyard in Lurgan.

Video footage has been shown on social media of more than half a dozen PSNI Land Rovers at the entrance of St Coleman’s Cemetery.

PSNI helicopter

PSNI helicopter

On Wednesday night footage was also shown of unmarked police cars surrounding another car in Lurgan’s Victoria Street.

Republican Sinn Fein claim that three of their members were stopped and searched.

The graveyard is not far from an illegal 1916 mememorial erected by Republican Sinn Fein and officially opened last month.

The videos have been widely shared on social media.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police are currently in attendance at a security alert at a cemetery in the North Circular Road area of Lurgan.

“There are no further details at this stage.”