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Coleraine security alert 'elaborate hoax'

Published 10/07/2015

A security alert sparked in Coleraine following the discovery of a suspicious object has been declared an elaborate hoax.

Police were called to the scene of the alert in the Glebe Avenue area following the report of the suspicious object.

A number of homes were evacuated during the alert.

Chief Inspector Mark McClarence said: "Police were called to the report of a suspicious object in the Glebe Avenue area which has now been declared as an elaborate hoax.

"Glebe Avenue has now reopened to traffic and evacuated residents are able to return to their homes."

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