Northern Ireland

Object found close to Navan Fort in Armagh was hoax

Navan Fort
Image caption Homes and businesses around Navan Fort have been evacuated

A security alert close to Navan Fort has ended.

Army technical officers carried out a number of controlled explosions on a suspicious object on the the Killylea Road, but it was declared a hoax.

The alert, which began about 08:30 GMT on Monday, following a telephone warning to police caused disruption.

The visitors' centre and homes and businesses were evacuated. A number of roads were also closed.