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'Nothing found' following north Belfast security alert searches

Police have reopened a number of roads in Belfast after an earlier security alert was cleared.

It comes following a report last night, Wednesday, April 25, that a device had been left in the area between the Limestone Road and Duncairn Gardens, Belfast.

Inspector Fairfield said: “Extensive searches have been carried out and nothing untoward has been found.  However, police would still ask residents to remain vigilant.  If anyone notices any suspicious objects they should not touch them, but contact police immediately.”

Police had warned residents of suspicious objects left in the area on Wednesday night.

The road was closed on Thursday morning, between the Limestone Road and Mervue Street, but police advised at 1.30pm that the alert was over.

Meanwhile, an incident in the Teiges Hill Road area of Brookeborough in Co Fermanagh has been declared an elaborate hoax after a suspicious object was examined by the Army bomb squad.

The road was closed and diversions put in place on Wednesday evening. It has now been reopened.

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