Northern Ireland

Magherafelt: Homes evacuated after hoax

Leckagh Drive Image copyright Google

A number of residents had to leave their homes in Magherafelt following the discovery of a suspicious object on Friday night.

The alert began after police called to a house in Leckagh Drive following reports all of its windows had been broken.

They found and examined a suspicious object which was discovered to be a hoax.

Residents were allowed back into their homes after midnight.