Northern Ireland

Belfast city centre security alert declared hoax

Army bomb experts are at the scene of a security alert in Belfast city centre.
Image caption Army bomb experts are at the scene of a security alert in Belfast city centre.

A security alert which caused disruption in Belfast city centre has been declared a hoax.

A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious device in College Square North.

Army bomb experts had attended the alert.

College Square North and College Avenue were closed to pedestrians and traffic and have now reopened.