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Suspect object which prompted security alert in Co Down declared a hoax

A suspect object which led to a security alert in Co Down has been declared a hoax.

Army bomb teams dealt with a suspicious object in Downpatrick on Wednesday afternoon.

Bishops Brae had been closed in both directions from Vianstown Road to the junction of Ballynoe Road.

A number of homes were also evacuated.

PSNI detective sergeant David Cameron said : "Police attended a report of a suspicious object at Bishops Brae, Downpatrick today.

"ATO attended the scene and the object was declared a hoax device. The object was removed and taken away for further forensic examinations. All roads have re-opened to traffic."

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