A security alert in Enniskillen has ended following the discovery of a World War One shell outside a police station this morning (Monday).

The nearby 24 hour shop on Queen Street which had been surrounded by police, and sealed off to the public, has reopened. Flats, other businesses and the Round 'O' were also evacuated. 

It's understood that during building work in the vicinity of Enniskillen PSNI station a historic piece of munition - a WWI shell - was discovered. 

In a statement 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 World War One or World War Two, was discovered. 

“A security operation was put in place, with nearby flats and a local park evacuated, and Army Technical Officers were tasked. 

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

“The scene has now been cleared and local residents who were evacuated have been allowed home.

“A  number of premises which also had to close, have re-opened. The cordon on Lough Erne has also been lifted. 

“We want to thank everyone who was affected by the operation for their patience as we worked to make the scene safe.”