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Security alert which shut Belfast's Ravenhill Road declared 'elaborate hoax'

All roads have now reopened.

Published 02/09/2015

The scene on My Ladys Road in East Belfast as bomb disposal teams begin to deal with a suspicious object found near East Belfast's Ravenhill Rd. Pic Matt Mackey - Presseye
The scene on My Ladys Road in East Belfast as bomb disposal teams begin to deal with a suspicious object found near East Belfast's Ravenhill Rd. Pic Matt Mackey - Presseye
The scene on My Ladys Road in East Belfast as bomb disposal teams begin to deal with a suspicious object found near East Belfast's Ravenhill Rd. Pic Matt Mackey - Presseye
My Lady's Road, off the Ravenhill Road, following the discovery of a suspicious object. Pic Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
My Lady's Road, off the Ravenhill Road, following the discovery of a suspicious object. Pic Arthur Allison/Pacemaker
Police shut the Ravenhill Road sue to a security alert on My Ladys Road

A security alert which shut the Ravenhill Road in east Belfast this morning has ended and been declared an "elaborate hoax".

The road was closed between Ormeau Embankment and the Albertbridge Road, leaving the public unable to access local businesses and Ravenbank doctors' surgery.

A suspicious object was found in My Ladys Road, reportedly tied to a lamppost.

The PSNI said a controlled explosion was carried out on the suspicious object and was later declared an "elaborate hoax".

All roads have now reopened.

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