Bomb alert at Omagh cenotaph

Cowards who prompted a bomb alert near a cenotaph in Tyrone are sickening, police said.

Sunday, 12th November 2017, 10:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:06 am

A suspicious object was discovered on Sunday morning in Omagh and the area has been closed off.

A senior officer said it was too early to say whether the Remembrance Sunday ceremony will be affected.

PSNI chief inspector Graham Dodds said: “This is a sickening attempt by cowards to create fear and disruption on a day when many gather to pay their respects to the brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and must be unreservedly condemned.”

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Many people are due to attend the event at the cenotaph.

The chief inspector added: “I would like to reassure the public that we are working hard to make the area safe and that we will continue to provide updates on any impact to today’s event.”