Belfast Telegraph

North Belfast security alert declared 'elaborate hoax'

A security alert sparked following the discovery of a suspicious object at a house in north Belfast has been declared an "elaborate hoax".

Police and army bomb experts attended the scene of the alert in Upper Meadow Street.

A controlled explosion was carried out and the object has been declared to be an elaborate hoax.

Inspector McCullough said: "Upper Meadow Street has been reopened to traffic and all evacuated residents are now able to return to their homes."

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