Sunday 25 February 2018

Security alert police under attack from youths in Co Armagh

A suspicious object was found on the road between Drumbeg and Ardowen in Craigavon
A suspicious object was found on the road between Drumbeg and Ardowen in Craigavon

Press Association

Youths have attacked police in Northern Ireland dealing with a security alert.

A cordon line was also removed by the youths in Craigavon, Co Armagh, where officers are working on a suspicious object.

Police have closed the roads, army technical officers have been tasked and several homes have been evacuated.

A police spokeswoman said: "Police are now coming under attacks from youths in the area and a cordon line has also been removed by youths.

"Police are there to protect the local community and to prevent them from being harmed and would ask for the support of all of those with influence to advise the youths of the damage they are causing and the danger they are putting themselves and others in.

"Police would also ask parents to speak to their children and keep them away from the cordon points for their own safety."

The suspicious object has been found on the road between Drumbeg and Ardowen.

This is an area associated with dissident republican violence and other unrest. There has been a series of vehicle hijackings and other disorder in recent times.

Press Association

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