Northern Ireland

Security alert: Suspicious object found on M1 motorway 'nothing untoward'

long delays heading from Belfast Image copyright Trafficwatch ni
Image caption The security alert has caused long delays heading from Belfast

A suspicious object found on the M1 motorway has been declared as "nothing untoward" by police.

The security alert ended at about 17:40 GMT on Tuesday.

All closures have now been lifted. Chief Insp Natalie Wilson said police "appreciate the level of frustration that everyone has felt".

"We are hopeful that traffic will be able to move freely soon."