Northern Ireland

Voltaire Gardens, Belfast, alert declared a hoax

A security alert in north Belfast has ended and been declared a hoax.

Bomb disposal officers were called to Voltaire Gardens off the Whitewell Road on Thursday night, following the discovery of a suspicious object at a vacant house.

A number of homes in the area were evacuated and Voltaire Gardens was closed to traffic. The alert ended at about 02:00 GMT on Friday.

On Tuesday night, a pipe bomb was left at a house on the same street.