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Twinbrook security alert was a hoax say Belfast police

Army bomb disposal vehicle
An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion

A security alert in Twinbrook on the outskirts of west Belfast has been declared an elaborate hoax, the police have said.

A suspicious device was found outside a house in Summerhill Drive at about 1830 GMT. It had been left on the doorstep.

About 60 houses and flats had to be evacuated during the alert.

An Army bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion on the object.



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