Northern Ireland

Residents return home after Antrim security alert

A security alert in Rathenraw estate on Sunday afternoon in Antrim has ended.

Army technical officers have removed an object from outside a house in Norfolk Square in the estate.

A number of people who were asked to leave their homes for a time have been allowed to return.

DUP MLA for South Antrim, Trevor Clarke, has condemned those responsible for leaving the object and said it had been a great inconvenience for residents forced to move.

He added: "Those responsible ought to think what they will achieve by planting such a device. The answer is nothing."