Northern Ireland

Wellington Park alert 'an elaborate hoax'

Army technical officers examined the device at Ardmoulin Place
Image caption Army technical officers examined the device at Ardmoulin Place

An alert which saw a number of people moved from their south Belfast homes has been declared an elaborate hoax.

Wellington Park had been closed for a time while the Army examined a suspect object.

Earlier, a suspicious object which caused a security alert in west Belfast was described as "viable" by police.

A number of homes were evacuated while army technical officers examined the device at Ardmoulin Place. Police said the object was a "small viable device".

It was removed for further examination.