Northern Ireland

Security alert in east Belfast was 'hoax'

A security alert in east Belfast has been declared an elaborate hoax.

Twenty people had to leave their homes after a suspicious object was discovered at Campbell Park Avenue shortly after midnight.

The item, which was found close to a house, was examined by army bomb experts and declared an elaborate hoax.

People were able to return to their homes between 0400 and 0430 BST. A road closure in the area has been lifted.