Northern Ireland

Lurgan families return home following security alert

Scene of Lurgan security alert
A suspicious object was found on Wednesday afternoon

Five families had to leave their homes for several hours on Wednesday due to a security alert in Lurgan, County Armagh.

A suspicious object, believed to be a pipe bomb, was found in the garden of a house in Toberhewny Hall off the Gilford Road.

A number of people moved from their homes have been allowed to return.

Army bomb experts were tasked to attend the scene and Toberhewney Hall was closed to traffic.