Update: PSNI deal with second suspicious object in Antrim

Update - 1.15pm: A second security alert is underway in Antrim today.

Update: PSNI deal with second suspicious object in Antrim

Update - 1.15pm: A second security alert is underway in Antrim today.

The PSNI says a number of homes in the Cushendun area have been evacuated while main street has been closed off.

It's understood a suspicious object has been discovered in the town.

Earlier police carried out a security operation in Carrickfergus after a hoax object was discovered which was later removed for further examination.

Police are appealing for anyone with any information to contact them.

Earlier: A number of homes in Antrim have been evacuated due to a security alert.

The PSNI says a suspicious object has been found in Carrickfergus.

A number of roads have been closed to facilitate a police operation in the area.

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