Northern Ireland

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

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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