Northern Ireland

Bomb alert at Tomb Street, Belfast, a false alarm

Tomb Street was closed for a time but has since re-opened to traffic Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption There have been a number of similar alerts at the Tomb Street sorting office in recent months

A bomb alert at Belfast's central postal sorting office has ended.

Army bomb disposal experts were sent to the the scene at Tomb Street on Monday morning. However, Royal Mail has now said it was a false alarm.

Police were called on Monday morning after staff at the office discovered a suspicious package.

Earlier this month, two letter bombs were intercepted at sorting offices in Lisburn, County Antrim, and in Londonderry.

Both were addressed to Maghaberry Prison.

In February, a number of letter bombs were sent to Army recruiting offices in England, while four devices were intercepted in Northern Ireland in October.

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