Up to 70 homes evacuated in Belfast security alert

The scene of the alert at Ballygomartin Road The scene of the alert at Ballygomartin Road

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Up to 70 homes have been evacuated during a security alert in north Belfast.

It follows the discovery of a suspicious object at a commercial garage at the junction of Ballygomartin Road and Twaddell Avenue.

Army bomb experts are examining the object and police are also at the scene.

A PSNI spokesman said traffic diversions are in place and Lanark Way could be used as an alternative route.

In a separate police operation in north Belfast on Friday evening, homes were evacuated in Ardglen Place while police recovered guns and ammunition.

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