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Street in Newry closed after ‘viable pipe bomb’ found

Monaghan Street in Newry is closed due to a security alert in the area this morning (Thursday).

It comes following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.

Cordons are in place and the public are asked to avoid the area.

Local MLA Justin McNulty said: “Monaghan Street in Newry evacuated because of an apparent viable pipe bomb. Businesses all forced to close.

“We thought these days were long gone.”

This story will be updated if and when new details emerge.

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