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Police are investigating a suspicious object found at Camlough Lake. Images on social media show a battery with jump leads attached to a beer keg.

The road remains closed at present in both directions with diversions in place. MLA Justin McNulty has described the discovery as a reckless act that could have claimed lives.
Camlough Lake.

Mr McNulty said, "This is mindlessly reckless and has to be condemned outright. Those responsible are deluded if they think they have any support for their actions.

"This crude and viable device was left at one of South Armagh’s most popular beauty spots. It could have killed. It is frightening to think there are those in our community hell bent on dragging us back to the dark days of our past.

"I have spoken with Senior Police Officers and have conveyed my disgust and anger at this incident. This isn’t the first incident of this type, just last week a similar device was found at Clay Lake outside Keady.

"This incident must be condemned by all right thinking people and those responsible need to realise their futile and life endangering acts have been rejected by the people of this island."

Slieve Gullion Councillor, Cllr Oonagh Magennis said the discovery has caused serious inconvenience. "The discovery of this suspicious device has caused serious inconvenience to local residents and those motorists using this busy route.

"The device is currently being examined and we await further updates. In the meantime I would ask motorists to follow the diversions."
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