Northern Ireland

East Belfast residents return home after hoax alert

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Image caption Forensic officers at the scene of the alert in east Belfast

A security alert in east Belfast has ended.

The alert began at 08:00 BST on Sunday after a suspicious object was found in Dunraven Parade.

Army bomb experts carried out a controlled explosion. It was later declared a hoax.

A number of residents had to leave their homes during the alert - they have now been allowed to return.