Suspicious object in Coleraine

2 AUGUST 2019 Police are currently in the Drumtarsey Road area of Coleraine following a report of a suspicious object in the area this evening. The Drumtarsey Road is currently closed in both directions & a number of properties have been evacuated. There are no further details at this stage.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
2 AUGUST 2019 Police are currently in the Drumtarsey Road area of Coleraine following a report of a suspicious object in the area this evening. The Drumtarsey Road is currently closed in both directions & a number of properties have been evacuated. There are no further details at this stage.PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA

Police have said that a suspicious object was taken away for examination following a security alert in Coleraine overnight.

A number of residents on Drumtarsey Road were evacuated and the road closed for a time while army technical officers dealt with the object.

Police pictured in the Drumtarsey Road area of Coleraine

Police pictured in the Drumtarsey Road area of Coleraine

All residents were returned to their homes by around 5am. A local primary school was opened to accommodate those who had been evacuated from their homes.

The object was taken away for further examination.