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Lurgan security alert declared a hoax as perpetrators branded ‘vile corrupt individuals’

A security alert close to a railway line in Lurgan has been declared a hoax.

Police say the operation in the Lake Street area of the town is now over

ATO examined a suspicious object and this has been declared as a hoax.

DUP MLA Jonny Buckley said: “Sadly the same old ugly faces seem intent on trying to raise the anti in the Craigavon vicinity. This follows attempts to lure police officers to their death a number of weeks ago.

“These vile corrupt individuals must learn that their activity only brings disruption and chaos to the community they claim to represent. They have no legitimacy and should consign their wicked ways to the dustbin.

“Terrorism will not win, and must be faced down where ever it exists. I trust police will be able to deal with this in an efficient and safe manner.”

UUP councillor Julie Flaherty thanked the police for being “always there on the front line keeping our communities safe”.

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