Border village reopens as PSNI lifts security alert

Police say ‘nothing untoward’ about object detroyed in controlled explosion

Homes and businesses had been evacuated at a village in Co Fermanagh close to the Border after a report of a suspicious object. Photograph: PSNI

Homes and businesses had been evacuated at a village in Co Fermanagh close to the Border after a report of a suspicious object. Photograph: PSNI

 

A security alert at a Border village has ended after a controlled explosion on a suspicious object.

The object was found to be “nothing untoward”, said the Police Service of Northern Ireland, after an operation saw the closure of Main Street in Derrylin, Co Fermanagh.

A number of homes and businesses were evacuated during the alert which lasted a number of hours.

Several road diversions in the area, including on the main cross-border road from Cavan to Enniskillen, have been lifted.

Chief Inspector Graham Dodds said army bomb experts examined the object following a controlled explosion on Saturday afternoon.