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

All roads have now reopened.

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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