Update - item underneath car not an explosive say police

The Scene at Corbacky Road, Portadown, on Friday afternoon where a suspect device was found attached to a car.
The Scene at Corbacky Road, Portadown, on Friday afternoon where a suspect device was found attached to a car.

Police have said tonight that the item found underneath a soldier’s car near Portadown today was not an explosive.

Army technical officers and police have left the scene in the Corbracky Road area and evacuated residents are now able to return to their homes.

Superintendent Simon Walls said, “While police are keeping an open mind the item is not believed to be suspicious.

“Although this incident caused disruption to local residents, my colleagues and I are committed to keeping people safe and this operation proves that this is our upmost priority.”