Northern Ireland

Thiepval Barracks: 'Nothing untoward' found in security alert

A police car at a cordon close to the scene of the alert
Image caption Police sealed off part of the road near Thiepval Barracks but it has now been reopened

A security alert at an Army base in Lisburn in County Antrim has ended.

Bomb disposal officers examined a suspicious item found at Thiepval Barracks but it was found to be "nothing untoward", police said.

A number of homes had been evacuated, but people have been allowed to return.

Part of the Belsize Road, which had been closed, has now reopened.

Image caption The barracks in Lisburn is the headquarters of the 38 (Irish) Brigade