Northern Ireland

Beechmount, west Belfast security alert ends

Scene of security alert at St Mary's Gardens in west Belfast
Image caption The security alert was at St Mary's Gardens in west Belfast

An overnight security alert in the Beechmount area of west Belfast has ended.

Army bomb experts were called to examine a car in St Mary's Gardens, but nothing suspicious was found.

During the night about 100 families were moved out of their homes.

A nearby community centre was opened for residents who had to leave their homes.