Homes evacuated following discovery of suspicious object

Police are at the scene of a security alert in west Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Slieveban Avenue area of Andersonstown.

The object was discovered at around 11:30am this morning.

The scene on Slieveban Avenue in the Andersontown area of west Belfast where there is an ongoing security alert. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

The scene on Slieveban Avenue in the Andersontown area of west Belfast where there is an ongoing security alert. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

“A number of houses have been evacuated. No main roads are affected at this time,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

There are no further details at this time.