By Q Radio News
There's a security alert on the Ballylough Road near Castlewellan.
It follows the discovery of a suspicious object yesterday.
Police say homes have been evacuated and a section of the road closed.
Here's local victims campaigner, Alan Lewis:
Scene of bomb alert near Castlewellan. Alan Lewis UUP: “If as expected a device has been discarded those responsible are reckless mindless idiots with no regard for public safety, in 2019 we should be far beyond such activity people expect to live in peace without fear of harm.” pic.twitter.com/9nXHfcRqZS— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) April 8, 2019
A PSNI spokesperson said: Police are currently at a security alert on the Ballylough Road outside Castlewellan following the discovery of a suspicious object earlier today.
A section of the Ballylough Road has been closed and a number of homes in the area evacuated. There are no further details available at this time.