Northern Ireland

East Belfast: Security alert is declared a hoax

Jocelyn Street security alert Image copyright BBC (Louise Cullen)
Image caption Police and bomb disposal officers were called to the alert at Jocelyn Street in east Belfast

A security alert in east Belfast which resulted in a number of houses being evacuated has been declared a hoax.

Bomb disposal officers were called to Jocelyn Street to examine a suspicious object found in the area on Sunday.

Jocelyn Street was closed to traffic at Woodstock Road and Rosebery Road.

Residents have been allowed to return home and Jocelyn Street has now been reopened to traffic.

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