Northern Ireland

Cookstown homes and businesses evacuated in alert

Security alert
Image caption An Army bomb disposal robot at the scene of the alert

A number of homes and businesses were evacuated in Cookstown, County Tyrone on Saturday.

It followed the discovery of a suspicious object on the Burn Road.

The Burn Road was closed for a time between William Street and Park Avenue and motorists and pedestrians had to seek alternative routes.

Police later said the incident had ended and had been an "elaborate hoax".

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