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  • Writer's pictureLove Ballymena

Antrim security alert was ‘elaborate hoax’

The Niblock Road in Antrim has now reopened following an earlier security alert.

Inspector Porter said:

"Just before 8.40am it was reported to police that a suspicious object was located in the area.

“The object, which has been declared as an elaborate hoax, has been taken away for further examination. Residents who were evacuated from their properties have now returned.

"Police would like to thank the local community for their patience during this safety operation.

"Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information about the incident or who may be able to help with the investigation, is asked to call police at on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 323 22/11/21, or to submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at"


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