Man arrested after Craigavon security alert

Police are still at the scene of a security alert in Craigavon. Credit: Pacemaker

Police have arrested a man on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an explosive device, following a security alert in Craigavon.

The man, who police found at the back of a house after reports of an explosion in the Enniskeen area on Tuesday night, had sustained injuries to his hands and chest.

He currently remains in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries, which are described as not life-threatening.

A number of houses were evacuated during the alert, which has now ended.

Police said the remnants of a pipe bomb-type device have been taken away for forensic examination.