Northern Ireland

Antrim security alert ends as suspected firearm found

Security alert at Tarragon Park in Antrim Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Residents have been moved from their homes following the alert

Residents have returned to their homes in Antrim after a security alert ended with the discovery of a suspected firearm.

Police said the weapon was found in a car that had been set on fire

Supt Sue Steen said officers received reports the fire shortly after 02:45 GMT on Friday morning.

Tarragon Park in the town was closed at the junction of Fennel Road and Cunningham Way.

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Image caption Tarragon Park in the town is closed at the junction of Fennel Road and Cunningham Way

All roads have now re-opened. Residents, who had been using a community centre, have returned to their homes.

The police thanked the local community for their patience and appealed for information.