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Residents allowed home and train line reopens as security alert ends

The security alert in Lake Street, Lurgan, has now ended.

Two suspicious objects have been examined and both have been declared as hoaxes.

All evacuated residents are now able to return to their homes.

The train line has also rover damage

The alert began yesterday (Sunday).

And, during the course of the operation, police also came under attack with widespread rioting in the area.

A gunshot was fired at police and more than 100 petrol bombs thrown.

Twenty-five paint bombs, bricks and other masonry were also thrown by a large and aggressive crowd who gathered at around 9pm and remained until the early hours of the morning.

Fortunately no police officers or members of the public were injured but a number of police vehicles were damaged.

Picture: PSNI Craigavon

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