Northern Ireland

Carrickfergus, County Antrim: Security alert has ended

Police say a security alert in Carrickfergus, County Antrim, has ended.

A suspicious object was found in an alleyway between Lancasterian Street and Albert Road on Saturday.

It was examined by army bomb experts and found to be "nothing untoward".

A number of nearby properties had been "evacuated as a precaution" during the alert. Residents have been allowed to return to their homes.