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Lavery says those behind alert and attacks do not represent majority of town

Alliance Lurgan Councillor Peter Lavery has said those behind a security alert and attacks on the police do not represent the vast majority of the town.

Several petrol bombs were thrown at PSNI officers during disturbances today (Sunday) in Levin Road, which followed a security alert caused by an elaborate hoax in the Tarry Drive area. Councillor Lavery said it had just caused disruption to local residents.

“I condemn those behind these attacks and appeal for them to wise up and stop,” he said.

“Those who caused this security alert and who attacked the police with petrol bombs do not represent the vast majority of people in Lurgan. They are achieving nothing except causing disruption for local residents and forcing vital resources to be diverted elsewhere.

“My thanks go to the police and army technical officers for dealing with this incident, and I appeal to anyone who has information to pass it to the PSNI immediately.”