I am shocked at an explosion taking place at Palace Barracks in Holywood.
This is quite alarming especially given the considerable number of people currently stationed within the barracks.
I am relieved that nobody was hurt or injured given the potential there was with this explosion.
Holywood has a very close relationship with the army given the close proximity of both Palace and Kinnegar Barracks.
I know there is concern locally about this latest incident especially as there was a similar explosion about six or seven years ago which caused considerable disruption locally.
I would urge anyone with any information to contact the PSNI immediately.
Gordon Dunne, DUP MLA, North Down