The security alert at Newtownbreda has now ended and shoppers have been allowed back to do their Christmas shopping in Tesco.
Inspector Martin Trainor confirmed that Army Technical Officers inspected a suspicious object and had declared it an elaborate hoax.
The Belvoir Road and Newtownbreda Road and nearby Tesco store have since been re-opened.
In south Derry, police and ATO also attend the scene of an alert.
Inspector Andy Archibald has now confirmed that the security alert at Ballynease Road in Bellaghy has now ended.
A suspicious object was examined by ATO and has been declared a hoax.
All roads have been re-opened.