Northern Ireland

Security alert in Larne declared a hoax

An alert which led to 19 families having to leave their homes in Larne on Monday night has been declared a hoax.

It followed the discovery of a suspicious object on Kitchener's Avenue.

The families were taken to a nearby church hall and remained there until 0300 BST on Tuesday when they were allowed back into their homes.

The A8 was closed between the Highways roundabout and Pound Street. It has now reopened.