Roads closed after '˜suspicious object' discovered

Roads have been closed amid a security alert is ongoing in Co Antrim, the PSNI has confirmed.

Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 9:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 12:49 pm
Army Technical Officers and PSNI officers pictured on the Whitewell Road in Newtownabbey where a security alert is underway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The alert was sparked by the discovery of what police described as a “suspicious object”.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “Police are currently at the scene of a security alert in the Whitewell Road area of Newtownabbey following the discovery of a suspicious object.

“Diversions are in place at the junction of Arthur Bridge and Whitewell Road.

Army Technical Officers and PSNI officers pictured on the Whitewell Road in Newtownabbey where a security alert is underway. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“Motorists should seek alternative routes.”

Police are currently at the scene of a security alert in the Whitewell Road area of Newtownabbey following the discovery of a suspicious object. Diversions are in place at the junction of Arthur Bridge and Whitewell Road. Picture By: Arthur Allison.