Northern Ireland

Dunmurry security alert: Suspicious object found at primary school was hoax

Children from Christ the Redeemer Primary School in Dunmurry were collected from a nearby church hall
Image caption Children from Christ the Redeemer Primary School in Dunmurry were collected from a nearby church hall

A security alert at a primary school in Dunmurry has been declared a hoax.

Pupils were moved from Christ the Redeemer Primary School at 09:00 GMT on Monday after police were contacted about a suspicious object outside the school fence.

Image caption Army bomb experts arrive at Christ the Redeemer Primary School in Dunmurry

A section of Lagmore Drive was closed while army bomb experts investigated.

The pupils were taken to a nearby church hall.

BBC News NI reporter David Maxwell said there were "chaotic scenes" as parents arrived to collect their children.

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