Security alert in Derrylin over suspicious object at the weekend

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Security alert in Derrylin over suspicious object at the weekend

Ammunition Technical Officers in Derrylin

A security alert was called just over the border in Co Fermanagh after a controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious object at the weekend.

A number of homes were evacuated after the object was found on Main Street in Derrylin on Saturday morning, March 16. Roads around the border village were also closed for a number of hours.


PSNI Chief Inspector Graham Dodds said: “Following the discovery of a suspicious object at Main Street, Derrylin, a number of roads were closed as police and ATO personnel examined it.
"A controlled explosion was carried out and the object has been declared as nothing untoward.


“All roads have now re-opened and I would like to thank the local community for their patience as we worked to keep everyone safe.”
A wedding party that were heading for their reception to the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, were held up as roads were closed and safety precautions were taken to ensure the suspicious item was disposed of correctly.

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