Northern Ireland

West Belfast security alerts declared elaborate hoaxes

Army bomb experts
Image caption Army bomb experts were at the scenes

Security alerts in two areas of west Belfast have been declared to be hoaxes.

An alert on west Belfast's Springfield Road has ended and been declared an elaborate hoax.

A number of homes had been evacuated and the road closed to Kashmir Road.

Another bomb alert in west Belfast has also been declared an elaborate hoax.

Blacks Road, Garnockhill and Moore Park were closed for a period and homes evacuated.