Portrush : Ongoing security alert

Police are currently in attendance at a security alert in the Glentaisie Park area of Portrush. A number of homes have been evacuated while police examine a suspicious object.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised that cordons are currently in place and are asked to avoid the area at present.

A further update will be provided in due course.

Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald has said that a security alert at Glentaisie Park has caused disruption and resulted in people being evacuated from their homes.

The East Derry MLA said:

“An going security alert in Glentaisie Park has caused disruption, particularly for families who have had to leave their homes on a cold night.

“I have spoken to the police and they have confirmed that Coleraine Leisure Centre has been opened for anyone who needs somewhere to go while the alert is ongoing.

“A police operation continues in the area and I would ask people to co-operate with them until this alert has been cleared.

“Anyone with information should bring it to the police.”