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Controlled explosion on device at Ballycastle police station

Northern IrelandBy Jamie McDowell
Controlled explosion on device at Ballycastle police station

A viable incendiary device has been found in the grounds of a Northern Ireland police station.

Army bomb disposal experts were called to Ballycastle PSNI station in Co Antrim after the discovery of two suspicious objects.

Homes and businesses on Ramoan Road in the seaside town were evacuated and a controlled explosion was carried out during the alert.

PSNI Inspector Tony Boyce said: "A controlled explosion was carried out following the discovery of two devices.

"The first device was a viable incendiary device and the second a hoax device.

"People have returned to business premises in the area and the Ramoan Road can be accessed as usual."

Sinn Fein MLA for North Antrim Daithi McKay said on Twitter: "No one in their right mind wants to see bombs placed in Ballycastle.

"No support for this here, glad that staff and locals can get back to their day."