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Security operation underway after suspicious object found in Newry

Residents have been evacuated and motorists are being diverted away from the scene

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Diversions are in place due to an ongoing security alert in Newry this evening.

It follows the discovery of a suspicious object in the Ashgrove Road area of the city.

Police are at the scene and it has been cordoned off, with nearby residents having been evacuated due to the ongoing operation.

Motorists are being diverted and should avoid the area.

More details to follow.

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