26/03/2004

Suspect package declared a hoax

A suspect device found in north Belfast on Friday has been declared a hoax.

The package was discovered at a telephone control box on Glenview Street.

Army bomb experts were immediately called in and the area between Old Park Road and Park View Court was immediately sealed off. It has since been reopened.

Elsewhere, a 24-year-old man is recovering in hospital following a paramilitary style attack in east Belfast on Thursday.

The incident occurred as the man was walking along Castlereagh Street at around 10.30pm.

He was grabbed by three men and shot in the leg.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

(MB)

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