Northern Ireland

Residents allowed home as Stockmans Lane alert ends

Stockman's Lane alert
Image caption The road was closed in both directions while a suspicious object was examined

A security alert at Stockmans Lane in south Belfast has ended.

The road was closed in both directions, disrupting traffic on the adjoining M1, after a suspicious object was found. A number of nearby homes were evacuated.

An Army bomb team carried out a controlled explosion, and it was found to be a hoax.

The road has reopened.