Northern Ireland

Residents forced out by Ballymagroarty, Derry, bomb alert

A number of residents in the Ballymagroarty area of Londonderry had to leave their homes overnight due to a bomb alert.

The alert on the Aileach Road started shortly before 22:00 GMT on Saturday after a suspicious object was found.

Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene and carried out a controlled explosion. However, the object was declared a hoax.

Residents were able to return at about 05:30 GMT on Sunday.