Ferry evacuated amid fears of ‘device’ on board

The ferry was travelling from Belfast to Liverpool (Port of Belfast/PA) Credit: Press Association Images

Passengers were evacuated from a ferry after a report that a “device” had been left on board.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said the Belfast to Liverpool service was held in the Northern Irish capital while the vessel was searched.

At around 12.50am on Sunday, the PSNI said no device was found and passengers were allowed to re-embark.