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Security alert in east Belfast over

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A security alert in east Belfast has been declared an elaborate hoax.

Army bomb experts and police attended the incident at Parkgate Avenue, Sydenham on Monday following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.

Parkgate Avenue was closed between Mersey Street and Connsbrook Avenue and a number of homes were evacuated for several hours.

The community centre at Inverary Avenue facilitated those residents out of their homes.

Police gave the all clear shortly around 3.30pm and the roads were reopened.

 

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