Object found in Maghera security alert ‘elaborate hoax’

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Maghera residents evacuated from their homes during a security alert on Saturday have now returned after a suspicious object was declared an elaborate hoax.

Army Technical Officers were tasked to the scene at Beagh Terrace for a number of house on Saturday afternoon.

The alert came less than two weeks after a hoax that sparked a security alert in the Hospital Road area of Magherafelt.