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Security alert ongoing in Fermanagh village after report of suspect device

Police received a report that a device had been abandoned in the area last night.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

POLICE IN FERMANAGH are continuing to deal with a sercurity alert in the Clogh Road area of Rosslea this evening following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.

Just before 11pm last night, police received a report that a device had been abandoned in the area. They attended the scene and a security operation was put in place. The Clogh Road was closed to traffic and two homes were evacuated.

Ammunition technical officers (ATO) are currently examining the object.

District Commander Chief Superintendent Pauline Shields said today that she “recognised the inconvenience this may cause to local residents”.

“However my priority is to ensure the safety of the local community and to protect everyone,” she said.

The Clogh Road remains closed to traffic and diversions are in place. Motorists are asked to avoid the area and seek an alternative route where possible.

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