Northern Ireland

Lurgan school bomb alert declared a hoax

A security alert outside a school in Lurgan, County Armagh, has ended and been declared a hoax.

It started after the discovery of a suspicious object outside the gates of a school in Francis Street in the town.

The alert led to a number of people having to leave their homes and St Francis' Primary School and St Paul's Junior High School were closed.

One controlled explosion was carried out on the object before it was declared a hoax.