Security alert ends at Pennybridge

The scene in Pennybridge Industrial Estate, Ballymena; on Wednesday morning when the bomb disposal unit was deployed to inspect a suspect device INBT 48-802H
The scene in Pennybridge Industrial Estate, Ballymena; on Wednesday morning when the bomb disposal unit was deployed to inspect a suspect device INBT 48-802H

The security alert in the Pennybridge area of Ballymena has now ended.

Two controlled explosions were carried out in the Pennybridge Industrial Estate earlier on Wednesday and a number of premises evacuated during a security alert at a garage in response to a report that a suspicious object had been found under a car.

Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley said: “The suspicious object was not an explosive device. We are confident that there is no cause for concern for the local community.