Co Antrim Town Faces Fresh Bomb Alert

Those behind a suspicious device found in the North's Antrim twon this morning have been roundly condemned.

In the latest of a long-running series of such incidents, some families have had to leave their homes due to the security alert that is ongoing in the Bush Manor area of Antrim town.

The Steeple Road between Stiles Road and the Bush road has been closed and a number of nearby houses have been evacuated.

A PSNI spokesman said the Army were at the scene.

The Alliance South Antrim MLA David Ford - who is also the Justice Minister - and a local Antrim councillor, Neil Kelly has condemned those behind the incident.

David Ford MLA said: "I am outraged at those behind this suspicious device.

"There can be no justification for leaving a device anywhere. It was never right during the Troubles and it is still not right today.

"The people responsible for this device obviously have no regard for the consequences of their actions. They must be stopped before they cause serious injuries or worse," he said.

Alliance Cllr Neil Kelly said: "I would call on those responsible for these suspicious devices to stop. The people in Antrim don't want this. The whole community has voiced their opposition to incidents like these in the past and they will do the same for today's incident.

"If anybody has any information about this device then I would urge them to contact the police," he concluded.

See: Glengormley Alert After Antrim Pipe Bomb Find


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