19/12/2014

Tesco Security Alert 'Elaborate Hoax'

A security alert which closed a Tesco supermarket in south Belfast has been declared an "elaborate hoax" by police.

The store, located on the Newtownbreda Road had to be evacuated at around 2pm on Thursday (18 December), following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.

An army bomb squad was dispatched to the scene and carried out examinations.

The item in question was later declared to be an elaborate hoax.

The supermarket as well as Belvoir Road and Newtownbreda Road have since reopened.

(JP/MH)

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