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File photo of an army robot dealing with a suspicious object in a car last year. Homes in north Belfast have been evacuated during a similar alert today. Peter Morrison/AP
Northern Ireland

North Belfast homes evacuated in bomb alert

Homes in the Blackdam Court area of North Belfast have been evacuated since lunchtime over a suspicious object in a car.

A NUMBER OF HOMES in north Belfast have been evacuated following a security alert in the area this afternoon.

The alert began shortly before noon, when police were alerted to a suspicious object in a car in the Blackdam Court area.

PSNI and Army Technical Officers were deployed and remain at the scene this evening.

There are no further details at present.