Elaborate hoax at Newtownabbey alert

Published Tuesday, 11 December 2012
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Roads have reopened in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, following a security alert.

Elaborate hoax at Newtownabbey alert
Army at the scene of the alert in Newtownabbey. (© UTV)

A suspicious object was found close to a shop on the Mill Road on Tuesday morning.

Army technical officers were sent to the scene, and declared it to be an elaborate hoax.

The Mill Road was closed between Longlands Road and the Shore Road.

A number of residents were evacuated from their homes during the alert and the Valley Leisure Centre was opened to accommodate them.

© UTV News
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