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Suspicious object sparks security alert in east Belfast

A security alert caused by the discovery of a suspicious object in east Belfast has ended.

The item was discovered in Willowfield Parade area of the city on Saturday.

The area was cordoned off as police and army bomb experts examined the object.

Police said the item has been declared a hoax.

It has since been recovered for examination.

Detective Sergeant Kelly said: “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the Willowfield Parade area over the past 24 hours and who may have noticed anything out of the ordinary, or anyone with any other information that could assist the investigation. Detectives can be contacted on 101, quoting reference 724 03/06/17.”

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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