Security alert ends in West Belfast

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A security alert in West Belfast has ended.

The alarm was raised early this morning following the discovery of a suspicious object on the Springfield Road.

DUP MP Nigel Dodds says a viable device was found:



The device has been taken away for examination - and the road has re-opened.

The alert caused minor delay to an Orange Order feeder parade that was scheduled to join the main Twelfthe of July demonstration in Belfast.

A PSNI statement said:

"A security alert on the Springfield Road, Belfast has ended. "

"The road is now reopened. An object has been taken away for further examination."


(Security alert, Springfield Road)

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