Roads reopened following security alert

Police at the scene of a security alert in the Whitewell Road. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Police at the scene of a security alert in the Whitewell Road. Picture By: Arthur Allison.

The Whitewell Road has been reopened to traffic after a security alert in the region.

The road was closed from the Antrim Road to Arthur Bridge for a number of hours following the discovery of what police branded a “suspicious object.”

Commenting on the incident, a PSNI spokesperson said: “Security alert on Whitewell Road in Newtownabbey has now ended. “Suspicious object examined and declared to be a hoax. All roads in area now reopened to traffic.”