Northern Ireland

Homes evacuated in security alert in west Belfast

A suspicious object was found outside a house in Heath Lodge Drive
Image caption A suspicious object was found outside a house in Heath Lodge Drive

A number of homes have been evacuated as a result of a security alert in the Ballygomartin area of west Belfast.

Police said the Health Lodge Drive area had been cordoned off after a suspicious object was found outside a house.

The incident was reported shortly after 0800 GMT on Tuesday.

Army bomb experts have been tasked to the area. There are no further details at present.