Northern Ireland

Man faces court over hoax bomb alert in north Belfast

A 39-year-old man is due to appear in court later on charges relating to a security alert in Belfast earlier this week.

He is accused of making a hoax call and purporting to be a member of a proscribed organisation.

A bomb warning phone call was made to the Samaritans on Monday night.

Twenty families had to leave their homes in the alert which caused serious disruption in the Oldpark area in the north of the city.