Northern Ireland

Security alert in Belfast city centre caused by 'innocent object'

Belfast city centre alert
Image caption The security alert was in the Fountain Street area in Belfast city centre

Police have said a security alert in Belfast city centre has ended.

Army bomb experts had been tasked to an alert at the back of Boots in Fountain Street.

Police said a suspicious object that was found was a "completely innocent object".

Ch Insp Robert Murdie said: "I would like to thank shoppers and staff within the premises for their co-operation and patience throughout the incident."

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