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North Belfast security alert declared a hoax

A suspect device was been discovered in Lepper Street in the New Lodge area of Belfast. Credit: Google Maps.
A suspect device was been discovered in Lepper Street in the New Lodge area of Belfast. Credit: Google Maps.

A security alert in the New Lodge area of Belfast has been declared a hoax.

Police sealed of Lepper Street on Monday afternoon after a suspect device was found.

A number of homes in the area were also evacuated.

Following an examination by Army Technical Officers, the device was declared a hoax.

The road has been reopened and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

PSNI Inspector Sayers said:  “Police would like to thank the local community for their patience and support while police worked to make the area safe.

“Police are appealing for anyone who has any information that can assist with their investigation to contact officers in Tennent Street Police Station on 101 quoting reference 525 06/05/19."

Information can also be provided anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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