Northern Ireland

Dundonald: Security alert declared to be a hoax

Police at Dundonald alert
Image caption Police and Army bomb disposal officer were called to the scene of the alert in Dundonald

A security alert in Dundonald, on the outskirts of east Belfast, has ended.

A number of houses were evacuated in Millreagh Avenue following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area on Wednesday night.

Army bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion on the object.

A police spokesperson said the alert was declared to be a hoax.