Strabane security alert declared an ‘elaborate hoax’

The PSNI have confirmed that a security alert in Strabane today was an elaborate hoax, investigations are underway.

All roads that were closed are now reopen.

Earlier today Bridge Street was closed to traffic and pedestrians, while the the Fiveways junction at Bradley Way was also been closed.

The hoax today caused much disruption in the town, with traffic being averted to the bypass.

Up to 40 residents, including a number of OAP's were evacuated from their homes earlier too.