Northern Ireland

Londonderry security alert: "Nothing untoward"

Scene of the security alert
Image caption A suspicious object was found in the Brigade Road area of Londonderry

A security alert in Londonderry has ended.

Police said the suspicious object, which was found in the Brigade Road area of the city, was nothing untoward.

A controlled explosion was carried out on Thursday evening following the discovery of the object.

Homes were evacuated with residents who needed shelter moved to the Lincoln Court community centre. Roads were also closed to allow police to deal with the alert.

All roads in the area have re-opened.