PSNI: Fermanagh airport plane object not an explosive

PSNI: Fermanagh airport plane object not an explosive

Police in the North have said the object found on a small plane in the North last night was not an explosive device.

It was discovered at St Angelo airport near Enniskillen, in County Fermanagh, and removed by British army experts.

Police were called out shortly after 8pm last night.

The security alert, which has ended, saw the main Enniskillen to Kesh road closed through the evening.

The airport, which is close to a number of residential houses and a busy sawmill business, is mainly used by recreational fliers and private jets.

Fermanagh and South Tyrone Assembly member Tom Elliott expressed concern at the incident.

“It is very concerning for the entire Northern Ireland community when we learn of more security alerts,” said the Ulster Unionist representative.

“Many people within the area will obviously be worried about the impact that such a disturbance will have in the area and to the community.

“It is important that everyone stays alert and informs the security services of anything suspicious.”

Police said their inquiries were ongoing.


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