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WW1 shell found in Enniskillen poses 'no danger' to public

Shops as well as nearby flats and a local park were evacuated following the discovery. Credit: Pacemaker

A security alert sparked by the discovery of a WW1 shell in Enniskillen has ended.

Police have confirmed the object that was dug up near the police station on Monday morning is not dangerous.

Chief Inspector Graham Dodds said: “During building work in the vicinity of the station earlier today what was believed to be a historic piece of munition, possibly from WWI or WWII, was discovered.

“We can confirm what had been unearthed was part of old munition, that posed no danger to the public."

The police station was an army barracks during the war.

The shell was found during building work on Monday morning. Credit: PSNI

A number of shops as well as nearby flats and a local park were evacuated following the discovery and Army Technical Officers attended the scene.

Local residents who were evacuated have since been allowed home.

A cordon on part of Lough Erne has also been lifted.