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Police confirm ‘suspicious object’ was found on pathway near Armagh cemetery

ATO confirm object did not contain any explosive elements

Police have confirmed that a suspicious object was found at a cemetery in Armagh this week.

As Armagh I reported on Monday, homes close to St Patrick’s Cathedral had to be evacuated.

Several readers contacted us to say they had been turned away from visiting graves at the cemetery on Monday evening.

We contacted the PSNI for comment.

And today (Wednesday), police have confirmed a suspicious object had been discovered but posed no danger to the public.

Detectives are now appealing for information.

The item, believed to be a replica military javelin, was found on a pathway between the Hermitage and Desart Lane at around midday on Monday.

Detective Constable Victoria Holmes told Armagh I : “Following examination by ATO, the item was found to contain no explosive elements and did not pose any danger to residents, however we are keen to establish how it came to be in the area.

“We would like to hear from anyone with information or anyone who may have noticed any unusual activity in the vicinity.

“The number to call is 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without leaving their name, they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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