RESIDENTS in an area of Belfast have been forced to evacuate their homes after a suspicious device was found.
The device was discovered early this morning in Ardoyne, north Belfast.
SDLP Councillor Paul McClusker tweeted that the local community centre was opened to affected residents.
A number of homes at Velsheda Court/Gardens currently being evacuated due to security alert following a suspicious device that’s been found. Ardoyne Community centre will soon be opened for anyone who needs somewhere to rest. If anyone requires anything please get in touch.
— Paul Mc Cusker (@Paul_Mc_Cusker) August 27, 2018
A spokesperson for the PSNI said: "Police are currently in attendance at a security alert in the Velsheda Court area of north Belfast following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.
"Velsheda Court has been closed and a number of homes in the area evacuated."
"There are no further details at this time."
More to follow.