Northern Ireland

Strabane bomb alert 'elaborate hoax'

Army bomb experts
Image caption Army bomb experts were sent to the scene

A bomb alert which caused roads to be closed in Strabane has ended and been declared an elaborate hoax.

It started on Thursday morning after a suspect object was found at a tyre depot in Bridge Street.

Bridge Street and the Fiveways junction were both closed causing disruption in the town.

Thirty to forty people had to leave their homes or were asked to move to the back of them.