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Security alert ongoing at Co Armagh cemetery

A security alert is ongoing at a Co Armagh cemetery.

A heavy police presence is in place at St Colman’s Cemetery in Lurgan.

There were earlier reports that searches were being carried out at the cemetery on the town’s North Circular Road –

Police have now confirmed that the police presence in the area is due to a security alert.

Last night video footage emerged on social media of a heavy armed police operation after a car was surrounded and a man removed from the vehicle.

There was also footage of police vehicles outside the entrance to the cemetery.

Republican SF in the area has said three of its members had been stopped and searched in the area by the PSNI.

There are no further details at the present time.

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