West Belfast security alert ends

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The alarm was raised this morning following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Glenalina Gardens area.

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A security alert in West Belfast has ended and evacuated residents have been allowed to return home.

The alarm was raised this morning following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Glenalina Gardens area.

It's now been removed for examination.

A PSNI statement said:

The security alert in Glenalina Gardens in west Belfast has now ended.

ATO examined a suspicious object discovered in the area and this has now been removed for further examination.

All roads in the area have now reopened and residents allowed to return to their homes.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officers in Woodbourne Police Station on 101 quoting reference 233 22/07/19.  Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

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