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Homes evacuated during security alert

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A suspicious object was discovered on a building site in Moygashel, Co Tyrone.

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A number of people were evacuated from their homes during a security alert in Moygashel, Co Tyrone.

A suspicious object discovered on a building site in the area was examined on Saturday afternoon by Army bomb experts and, following a controlled explosion, was labelled an “elaborate hoax” by the PSNI.

The object was removed for further examination by Army Technical Officers.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information that can assist with the investigation to contact detectives in Cookstown on 101 quoting reference 364 09/11/18.

Alternatively, information can also be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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