Security alert in Lurgan

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Police remain at the scene of the security alert at Victoria Street in Lurgan, with a number of homes evacuated after a suspicious object was discovered.

Chief Superintendent Pauline Shields said: “The alert began after a call was received suggesting a device may have been left in the area.

“Officers are conducting a thorough search to ensure the safety of the public and investigations into an item located earlier are ongoing.

“As this alert continues, we are thankful for the cooperation and support of local people, a number of whom have had to leave their homes.”