Homes evacuated in ongoing security alert in east Belfast following report of one-vehicle collision

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Homes have been evacuated in east Belfast during an ongoing security alert where one man has been arrested. Credit: Pacemaker

A number of homes have been evacuated in the Alexander Road area of East Belfast due to an ongoing security alert.

Early on Monday morning, reports were made to the PSNI of a one vehicle road traffic collision in the area.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including criminal damage and driving whilst unfit.Cordons have been put in place and the public are being asked to avoid the area.

There are road closures between Orangefield Crescent and Ladas Drive, and at Bellsbridge Roundabout on the Cregagh Road.

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