Northern Ireland

Downpatrick security alert was hoax

A security alert in Downpatrick, County Down, was the result of a hoax.

Bomb disposal experts were called in following the discovery of a suspicious object and people were moved from their homes.

Police said the object was later declared a hoax and taken away.

Bishops Brae, Downpatrick, was closed in both directions. It has now reopened and people have returned to their homes.

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