Main route remains closed after discovery of suspicious object

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Police have closed the A31 Magherafelt Bypass after the discovery of a suspicious object.

The suspicious object was found between the Castledawson roundabout and the Aughrim Road, around 10:45am this morning.

A post onf social media says: “Magherafelt bypass currently closed between Castledawson Road Roundabout and Aughrim Road due to suspect device.

“Expected to be closed for some time.

“Updates to follow”.