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First World War remnant suspected of sparking security alert in Cookstown

A remnant of the First World War is believed to have sparked a security alert in Cookstown this afternoon (Sunday)

The security alert in the Beechway area of Cookstown ended at around tea-time.

A suspicious object, discovered in the area this afternoon, was examined by Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO).

It has since been declared as nothing untoward, and has been removed for further examination.

Inspector Michael Patton said: “It is believed the object may be a remnant from the First World War.

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

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