Northern Ireland

Dunmurry security alert is declared a hoax

A security alert on the outskirts of west Belfast has ended.

A number of houses were evacuated on Friday evening after a suspicious object was found at Forthfield Mews, Upper Dunmurry Lane.

Army bomb disposal officers were called to examine the object and they have declared it to be a hoax.

It will be taken away for forensic examination. Police said residents have been allowed to return to their homes.