Northern Ireland

County Londonderry: Suspect package declared a hoax

Benbradagh Avenue
Image caption The search was focused in Benbradagh Avenue

Police dealing with a security alert in Limavady in County Londonderry have said it has now ended.

It began about 17:00 GMT on Saturday and was focused in Benbradagh Avenue. The PSNI said a "suspect package" has been declared a hoax.

Sinn Féin councillor Brenda Chivers, who was at the scene, told the BBC some residents had been evacuated and some businesses had been closed.

She said it was an "unwelcome and unusual occurrence in Limavady".