Northern Ireland

Newtownabbey residents back in homes after hoax alert

A security alert in Newtownabbey, County Antrim, has been declared a hoax.

A number of people were moved from their homes on Thursday evening after police received reports of a suspicious device at a chapel on the Shore Road.

The Valley Leisure Centre was opened to accommodate them.

Residents were allowed to return to their homes at 02:00 GMT on Friday. The Shore Road has reopened.