Police appeal for witnesses following Larne security alert

Police are urging anyone who witnessed suspicious activity in the Kilwaughter area of the A8 Belfast Road, Larne last night (Saturday) to come forward, following a security alert.

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 12:58 pm

PSNI Inspector Bryan said: “Shortly after 10.20pm last night (Saturday, April 3), it was reported there was a suspicious object in the area.

“Officers attended and the object, which was declared a hoax, has been taken away for further forensic examination.

“Residents have returned to their homes and we thank them for their patience and understanding while police worked to make the area safe.

Police are appealing for witnesses

“Police are now working to establish the circumstances surrounding this incident and would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area, should contact them on 101 quoting reference number 2412 03/04/21.”

Members of the public can call 101, or submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/