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Belfast to Liverpool ferry evacuated amid fears of 'device' on board

The PSNI carried out a search of the ferry and said no device was found.

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PASSENGERS WERE EVACUATED from a ferry docked in Belfast last night after a report that a “device” had been left on board. 

The PSNI said the ferry had been bound for Liverpool. 

At around 10.45pm last night, the PSNI said in a statement on social media that all passengers on the ferry had been safely evacuated.

Harbour Police and PSNI officers carried out a search of the vessel.

However, shortly before midnight the PSNI said that “nothing was found” and passengers were allowed to board the ferry again. 

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“Belfast Harbour Police and PSNI officers have carried out a search of a boat docked in Belfast, following a report that a device had been left on board,” the PSNI said. 

“Nothing was found and passengers have been allowed to board the vessel again which will depart for Liverpool.” 

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