Strabane security alert ongoing

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A security alert is ongoing in the Strabane area of Co Tyrone and is likely to last until lunchtime, the PSNI have said.

A police spokesperson said last night: “Officers are dealing with a security alert in the Townsend Street area of Strabane. Cordons have been put in place and investigations are ongoing. There are no further details at present.”

The PSNI warned in a tweet that the alert in Townsend Street was likely to cause some disruption to residents in the area.

Speaking today, a PSNI spokesperson said: “We are advising the public that the scene at Townsend Street in Strabane is likely to remain in place until lunchtime while officers carry out further enquiries.

“We understand the inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and understanding. We will keep you updated through our social media pages as the day progresses.”