Northern Ireland

Craigavon and Lurgan alerts were elaborate hoaxes

Craigavon alert
Image caption The Tullygally Road in Craigavon was closed due to a bomb hoax

Two bomb alerts in County Armagh have been declared "elaborate hoaxes" by police.

The Tullygally Road in Craigavon had been closed after reports of a suspect object in the area. It also caused Brownlow Integrated College to close.

The other alert in Lurgan started after a warning that a bomb had been left on waste ground at a disused factory.

Police also advised motorists to avoid the Bells Row and Antrim Road areas of the town. They are now quiet.