Northern Ireland

Police come under attack by local youths during security alert

Police block the road
Image caption Police were examining a suspicious object in Craigavon when they came under attack.

Police dealing with an ongoing security alert in Craigavon have come under attack by local youths.

It follows the discovery of a suspicious object on the road, close to the Lismore Roundabout.

Army Technical are at the scene and a number of families have been moved from their homes.

Police have asked all members of the public to avoid the Drumbeg and Ardowen area.

Parents are advised to speak to their children and keep them away from the cordon points.