Harbour device is 'nothing untoward'

Published Monday, 11 November 2013
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A policing operation at Portrush harbour has ended after a suspected unexploded shell turned out to be nothing untoward.

Harbour device is 'nothing untoward'
The device is thought to be an unexploded wartime shell. (© UTV)

The item was found in the water on Sunday by local divers and reported to police.

Cordons were put in place around the harbour and a nearby carpark while army bomb squad officers carried out a controlled explosion on Monday morning.

The PSNI said: "ATO have now finished at the scene and nothing untoward was found."

Initially the device was thought to have been "an old unexploded shell". It is understood it turned out to be a type of training device.

Police said no roads or properties were affected during the security operation.

© UTV News
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Dodge in Portstewart wrote (259 days ago):
Why was this device - that was mistaken for "an old unexploded shell" - not removed from the scene after the training??
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