Northern Ireland

Newtownbutler: Object found during security alert was elaborate hoax

A security alert in Newtownbutler in County Fermanagh has ended.

It began after a member of the public spotted a suspicious object outside an Orange hall on the Wattlebridge Road on Friday afternoon.

Army bomb experts were called and examined the object which was declared an elaborate hoax.

Ch Supt Pauline Shields thanked local people and road users for their patience and cooperation through the duration of the alert.