Northern Ireland

Lislea: Security alert ends in south Armagh

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Image caption The device was left on the Hall Road in Lislea

A security alert in Lislea, south Armagh, has ended.

Police attended the scene on Friday night after a suspect object was left in the Hall Road area of the village.

The object appeared to be a gas cylinder with wires attached. The road was cordoned off at about 18:30 BST.

Army bomb experts examined the device before removing it for further examination. The area was re-opened at about 02:00 BST on Saturday morning.

Image caption The road was cordoned off at about 18:30 BST

People living in the area have said the alert caused considerable disruption.

Sinn Féin councillor Roisin Mulgrew said the alert was a "massive inconvenience".