Bomb scare at Dunnes was ‘hoax’ say police

Police have said that a bomb alert at a Main Street store in Larne on one of the busiest shopping days of the week was a “hoax”.

Dunnes Stores had to be evacuated when the alarm was raised around noon on Saturday.

Police carried out a search following a report that a device had been left inside.

Nothing was found during the search and police are treating the incident as a “hoax”.

The PSNI has stated that inquiries into the source of the call are ongoing.