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Police in west Belfast arrested the two males at 3.36am following the burglary of a property in Donegall Street where a car was stolen and then driven dangerously in the west Belfast area

Police in west Belfast arrested the two males at 3.36am following the burglary of a property in Donegall Street where a car was stolen and then driven dangerously in the west Belfast area

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Police in west Belfast arrested the two males at 3.36am following the burglary of a property in Donegall Street where a car was stolen and then driven dangerously in the west Belfast area

A security alert in a Co Fermanagh village which led to a number of homes being evacuated has ended.

Roads have been reopened in the Kinawley area after a suspicious object was declared "an elaborate hoax", the PSNI has confirmed.

Police were called to the alert on Tuesday morning.

It's understood a local discovered an object on the side of the road and reported it to police.

Ulster Unionist MLA for the area, Tom Elliott, said army bomb teams had been called out to examine the suspect object.

"The object was reported by a local earlier this morning," he said.

"A short time ago police did not know whether it was viable or not.

"I had heard it was also likely the alert could continue until tomorrow".

Police are continuing to appeal for information from the public.

Belfast Telegraph