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Security alert in Antrim following hoax bomb warning

The PSNI had received a phone call this morning, warning that a bomb was in the area. It has since been declared a hoax

The entrance to the Sixmile Leisure Centre (File photo)
The entrance to the Sixmile Leisure Centre (File photo)
Image: via Google Street View.

Updated 5.20pm

A BOMB SCARE in a Co Antrim village has been declared a hoax after police earlier searched the area around a leisure centre following a warning that a bomb had been left there this morning.

The Sixmile Leisure Centre on the Ballynure Road in the village of Ballyclare had been evacuated after the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) received a phone call at 9.30am this morning warning that a bomb had been left in the area.

The PSNI had advised the public to avoid the area as they carried out extensive searches but the alert has been declared a hoax.

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