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Security alert in Maghera declared 'elaborate hoax'

Published 04/09/2015

A security alert which prompted a number of houses to be evacuated after the discovery of a suspicious object in Maghera has ended.

Police were in attendance at a security alert in the Oakvale Terrace area of Upperlands.

Oakvale Terrace was closed and a number of houses evacuated.

Army bomb experts examined a suspicious object in the area and following a controlled explosion declared it be an elaborate hoax.

Oakvale Terrace has now reopened to traffic and all residents have returned to their homes.

Detectives are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to contact them in Cookstown on the non-emergency number 101.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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