Northern Ireland

Lurgan security alert is declared an elaborate hoax

A security alert in Lurgan on Tuesday has been declared an elaborate hoax.

A number of people were moved from their homes to a nearby church hall after a suspicious object was found in a disused factory in Victoria Street and Lake Street.

The PSNI's Supt Barbara Gray said: "I cannot express my condemnation strongly enough.

"We will do all we can to bring this type of criminal to justice."