Carrick alert declared a hoax

Published Wednesday, 09 May 2012
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A security alert in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim has ended.

Carrick alert declared a hoax
Police said the item was found in the street. (© UTV)

A number of homes were evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Hawthorn Avenue area of the town on Wednesday afternoon.

Army bomb squad officers, who examined the object, have declared it to be a hoax.

Hawthorn Avenue has reopened to traffic and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

© UTV News
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