NI bomb squad examines abandoned beer keg

A police cordon near the place where the beer keg was discovered Credit: UTV

The potential threat, described as a "beer keg with wires sticking out of it," was found on Clogh Road in Rosslea following a telephone bomb warning in the early hours of this morning.

Nearby homes have been evacuated and security personnel have been on site since 1am.

The alert comes after a beer keg containing 60kg of explosives was discovered in an abandoned car in the same area last Friday.