Families return to their homes as security alert in NI town ends - suspicious object declared “a hoax”

A security alert in Coleraine has now ended and families have been able to return to their homes.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 12:28 pm

In a statement police said the alert was declared after the discovery of a suspicious object this morning.

They added that 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.”

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Brooke Street Coleraine closed due to security Alert. This has caused serious traffic congestion in the town. Pic McAuley Multimedia