Security alert underway in North Belfast

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A security alert is underway in the New Lodge area of North Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious object.

Around 20 homes have been evacuated in the Lepper Street area and residents are being diverted to a community centre on North Queen Street.

The road's been closed between New Lodge Road and Hillman Street. 



Army technical officers have been called in to examine the device - which was found down a drain.

Local councillor Paul McCusker has been speaking to Q Radio:



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