Northern Ireland

Newry alert: Motorists warned of traffic disruption

The alert is causing delays for traffic in Newry
Image caption The alert is causing delays for traffic in Newry

Motorists are being warned to expect delays because of a security alert in Newry, County Down.

The alert started at about 1400 BST after a caller to a newspaper said a bomb had been left in the city.

An area between the courthouse and an old mill has been cordoned off and Army bomb experts are at the scene.

A number of buildings, including the courthouse, have been evacuated. Some commercial premises in the Sand Mills industrial estate were also cleared.

Motorists have been asked to avoid the area.

A number of roads in the area have been closed. These include: Church Avenue, New Street, Kildare Street, Trevor Hill, Basin Walk, Sugar House Quay, Canal Quay, and Erskine Street.

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