Northern Ireland

Ballynahinch security alert declared a hoax

Riverview Heights in Ballynahinch Image copyright Google Maps
Image caption The alert is at Riverview Heights in Ballynahinch

A security alert in Ballynahinch, County Down, has been declared a hoax.

The PSNI said Army bomb experts were called to Riverview Heights on Thursday evening following the discovery of a suspicious object.

A package was examined and declared a hoax, police said.

A number of people who were moved from properties during the alert are now returning to their homes.