Suspicious objects spark hoax alerts in Newtownabbey and Belfast

The separate security alerts got underway in Newtownabbey and Belfast on Saturday evening. Credit: PA

Suspicious objects have been found at the centre of separate security alerts in Newtownabbey and in Belfast.

In Newtownabey, the Antrim Road had to be closed on Saturday evening between Glencairn Park and the Ballyclare Road.

Meanwhile, City Way in Belfast city centre was also closed.

However, police say both incidents turned out to be hoaxes and the alerts ended in the early hours of Sunday.