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Co Antrim security alert ‘nothing untoward’

Photos: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

A security alert which was sparked on Friday evening (July 8) at the Henry Street area of Ballymoney has ended police declaring it a hoax. It is understood the alert centred around a blue bin which was duct-tapped and abandoned in the vicinity.

Inspector Burns said:

“At around 7:05pm on Friday 8th July, police received a report of a suspicious object in the area. Officers and ATO attended with two controlled explosions carried on the object, which was declared nothing untoward.

“A number of homes were evacuated during the public safety operation and residents are returning to their properties. All roads that were closed, have now reopened. We would like to thank those affected for their cooperation as we made the area safe.

“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area, to contact police quoting reference number 1602 08/07/22.

"You can call 101, or you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at ”


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