Update: Hoax sparked security alert in Maghera

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Police say a security alert at Sunnyside Drive in Maghera has now ended, after a suspicious object was declared a hoax.

Inspector Sam Shearer said: “The street has re-opened and residents have been allowed back to their homes. ATO examined a suspicious object and have declared it a hoax.

“I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information about this incident to contact police in Magherafelt on 101.”