A security alert at Holy Cross primary school in north Belfast ended early today after a suspect object found in the grounds was declared to be a hoax.

Police say the alert followed a bomb warning which had been telephoned to a local newsroom at around 11.30pm last night.

British army bomb experts were called in to examine the object but declared it to be a hoax.

A number of items were taken away for further examination.

Police have appealed for information about any suspicious activity noticed in the Ardoyne Road, Wheatfield or Glenbryn areas at around 11pm last night.