Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus and Cushendun alerts: Objects found are hoaxes

The security alert was in the Rockfergus Avenue area
Image caption The security alert in Carrickfergus was in the Rockfergus Avenue area

A number of people have been allowed to return to their homes following a security alert in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.

Police said a suspicious object found in the Rockfergus Avenue area on Saturday morning was an "elaborate hoax".

Elsewhere, a number of people were moved from their homes at Main Street in Cushendun, County Antrim, after a suspicious object was found.

It was also declared a hoax.

Image caption A number of people were moved from their homes during the Carrickfergus alert