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20/10/2021

COLERAINE: Security alert ends

The object found was declared a hoax.

COLERAINE: Security alert ends

A security alert in the Brook Street area of Coleraine, following the discovery of a suspicious object this morning (May 5), has ended.

Brook Street has now reopened and residents, who were evacuated, have now returned to their homes.

Sergeant Ferriby said: “Police attended, along with Ammunition Technical Officers, and the object has now been declared a hoax.

“We are grateful to all those affected for their patience, as we worked to make the area safe.

“I am also appealing to anyone with information, or who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 165 of 05/05/21.”

Independent MLA for East Derry, Claire Sugden, said the incident was deeply concerning.

“Thankfully this turned out to be a hoax but the worry and concern caused to local residents, visitors and business owners was very real," she said.

“Just as our towns and businesses are opening up, disruption like this is even more unwelcome. If anyone has any information regarding this incident they should contact the police on 101.”

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