PSNI seal off area in Belleek following discovery of suspicious device

Some roads in and out of the Fermanagh/Donegal border village of Belleek were sealed off for two hours following a security alert in the village.

The alert followed the discovery of a suspicious object at the old PSNI Station at Cliff Road shortly after lunchtime.


It is understood that a beer barrel was spotted through the open gateway of the station that has not been occupied since the late 1990s.

Beer barrels were frequently used as explosive devices in the past.

The area around the station was swiftly sealed off as the PSNI and gardai sealed off some roads into the village.

A helicopter also joined in the operation for a period.

And plans were made to get valuable equipment out of the Fire Brigade Station that is located within yards of the former station.

There was major disruption to traffic in the village for almost two hours.

But it is believed that the device was not dangerous.

Local SDLP councillor John Coyle, who is also Chairman of the Police and Community Safety Partnership has been speaking to Ocean FM News this evening.

He says the operation is ongoing and it’s not yet clear if the device was viable or a hoax: