Security alert now over in Carrickfergus

The security alert in the Hawthorn Avenue area of Carrickfergus has now ended, the PSNI has said.

Monday, 18th October 2021, 12:05 pm

Police attended the report of a suspicious object in the area yesterday evening (Sunday).

A number of homes were evacuated and cordons put in place, with the alert ongoing as of this morning.

However, nothing untoward was located.

A security alert is 'ongoing' in Carrickfergus this morning, police have said.

Inspector Michelle Adams said: “Residents have now returned to their homes, and I am keen to thank those who were inconvenienced for their patience and understanding.”