Holywood security alert ends after 'nothing untoward' found

The alert was raised on Saturday morning on the Old Hollywood Road. Credit: PA

A security alert in Holywood, Co Down has now ended.

A section of the Old Hollywood Road near the Palace Barracks was closed to traffic on Saturday morning during the operation.

It ended just after 11am.

A PSNI spokesman said an object was examined and found to be "nothing untoward".

A number of Army units are based at the barracks, including The Royal Scots.

It also hosts MI5's headquarters in Northern Ireland.