GAA club alert was 'elaborate hoax'

Published Saturday, 16 March 2013
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A security alert in Glengormley, Co Antrim was an elaborate hoax, police have confirmed.

GAA club alert was 'elaborate hoax'
Police attended the scene of the security alert. (© UTV)

Police attended the scene on the Hightown Road, close to St Enda's GAC, on Saturday.

Several hundred people were prevented from leaving the GAA club during the security operation.

Army bomb experts examined a suspect device left near a memorial during the alert, which has now ended.

Traffic was diverted at the junction of Hightown Road and Hightown Park for a period.

A PSNI spokesperson said all roads have now reopened.

© UTV News
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4 Comments
Anon in Belfast wrote (549 days ago):
Hmmmmm no comments.. How strange! Wonder why that is??
Anon in North Belfast wrote (549 days ago):
So so sad these people are,, not just putting adults at risk & danger but children also who train @ St.Endas
Local resident in Newtownabbe wrote (549 days ago):
If we took the dole of these lazy gets maybe the ordinary worling man would get some peace The only poor i ever see is the workers
Orla McTasney in glengormley wrote (549 days ago):
how long will the road be closed for
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