UPDATE: Security alert on the Fermanagh-Leitrim border ends

Photo courtesy of Rory O’Brien, Sligo

Updated 6pm:

A security alert between Garrison and Belcoo has ended.

Police and the Gardai responded to a report that a suspect device had been left in the Garrison Belcoo area at around 4:30pm on Sunday, (18th December).

An operation was immediately put in place to secure the area.

A section of the Cashel Road in county Leitrim was closed from its junction with Lattone Road and the border to ensure the safety of the public whilst enquiries were conducted.

Following a search of the area, nothing untoward was found.

In a statement this evening the PSNI says that the safety of the community is of paramount importance and no risks are taken.

However, Inspector Rory Hoy is thanking the local community for their patience and understanding during this operation.

They are appealing for anyone with information about this incident, or who saw any suspicious activity in area in recent days to contact police on the non emergency number 101, quoting reference 1050 of 17/12/17.

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.

Update 1pm: 

A security alert has been sparked on the Fermanagh-Leitrim border.

It’s after a suspicious device was spotted between Garrison and Kiltyclogher this morning.

Gardaí are assisting in the security operation by cordoning off part of Cashel Road in County Leitrim.

While PSNI officers are at the scene between Garrison and Belcoo and have closed Cashel Road.

Gemma Dolan is a Sinn Fein MLA for Fermanagh-South Tyrone…