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Report suspicious objects urge PSNI after Crossmaglen explosion

Police in Newry and Mourne are appealing to people in the Crossmaglen area not to touch any suspicious objects in the area after this morning’s explosion.

A PSNI spokesperson confirmed a report of an explosion had been received at 2.26pm in the Corliss Road area.

He said a man, who had been attempting to remove a poster from a lamp post, sustained injuries to his hands and body and was taken to hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.

Chief Inspector David Beck said tonight that enquiries were underway.

And he urged:”I would advise local people in the Crossmaglen area to be vigilant and to report any suspicious objects or activity.

“If you do see something that arouses your suspicion do not touch it and contact police immediately on 101.”

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