Northern Ireland

Van hijacked in hoax bomb alert in Lurgan

A security alert which closed Lurgan town centre has ended and been declared a hoax.

Two controlled explosions were carried out on a van at Church Place close to the town's police station.

It had been hijacked in the Lurgantarry area shortly before 17:30 BST on Wednesday and the owner forced to drive to the police station.

Army bomb disposal experts found nothing in the van. The van driver was left badly shaken by the incident.