Northern Ireland

Newry alert ends after PSNI say 'nothing was found'

The alert is causing delays for traffic in Newry
The alert caused delays for traffic in Newry

A security alert in Newry, County Down has ended.

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

An area between the courthouse and an old mill was cordoned off while Army bomb experts carried out a search. Nothing was found.

The alert caused disruption for motorists after a number of roads were closed.

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

The PSNI said all roads in the city have reopened.

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