Belfast Telegraph

Controlled blast on west Belfast. hoax bomb

Police have condemned the “cowards” behind a hoax bomb alert which led to homes being evacuated in west Belfast.

The object was discovered on Fort Street around 2.30pm yesterday.

A controlled explosion was carried out on the device by Army bomb experts, and it was later declared to be a hoax.

People were moved out of the area while the suspicious object was examined.

Inspector Roy Watton said those responsible had shown a total disregard for people in the area.

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