Bomb disposal officers removed a suspect package from a small plane at an airport in Northern Ireland last night.

The item was found on a small English-registered aircraft at St Angelo, a small airport outside Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh.

Police said it was taken away by army technical officers for further examination.

The PSNI said this morning that the package was not a bomb.

Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene and the device was removed safely and taken away for examination.

The security alert saw the main Enniskillen to Kesh road closed through the evening.

The airport, which is close to a number of residential houses and a busy sawmill business, is mainly used by recreational fliers and private jets.

Fermanagh and South Tyrone Assembly member Tom Elliott expressed concern at the incident.

"It is very concerning for the entire Northern Ireland community when we learn of more security alerts," said the Ulster Unionist representative.

"Many people within the area will obviously be worried about the impact that such a disturbance will have in the area and to the community.

"It is important that everyone stays alert and informs the security services of anything suspicious."