Northern Ireland

Security alert near Ballymena school ends

Cambridge House
Image caption A suspicious object has been found in the area

A security alert in Ballymena, which caused Cambridge House school to be evacuated, has ended.

Police say a suspicious object was found near the school on Thursday. Cambridge Avenue has been re-opened.

The school's principal, Elma Lutton, said police were contacted immediately after the object was found.

"The school was then evacuated, as a precautionary measure, on the advice of the PSNI," she said.

"The safety of pupils at the school is of extreme importance and at no time was this compromised."