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Suspicious object sparks security alert in Craigavon

A suspicious object has sparked a security alert in Craigavon this afternoon (Monday).

Police are currently in attendance in the Enniskeen area.

Cordons are in place and people are asked to avoid the area.

There are no further details at present.

Speaking following the reports, Upper Bannn MP Carla Lockhart said: “This is extremely alarming for the local community and I would encourage anyone who has any information to come forward to the PSNI and report it. I have been speaking with the Police and it is important that the local community help in the investigations surrounding this latest incident.”

The DUP representative added: “Enniskeen is an area with lots of young children. It is horrendous to think what could have been. It is important that those responsible get a clear message that this type of activity is not acceptable and that they will face the full force of the law if they engage in this type of illegal and reckless activity. My thoughts are with those caught up in the incident and who have been inconvenienced by this ongoing alert.”

Sinn Fein MLA John O’Dowd described reports of a suspicious device in a residential area as “very concerning”.

And he added: “Police are on the scene and I hope normality can be restored quickly with as little disruption to local families as possible.

“We will liaise with police and residents as the situation continues to unfold.”

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