14/11/2017

Two Pipe Bombs Found During L'Derry Security Alert

Two viable pipe bombs have been discovered during a security alert in Co L'Derry.

A number of residents were evacuated from their homes during the alert, and the Rossdowney Road was closed on Monday, 13 November.

The road has since been re-opened.

Army bomb experts attended the scene and the pipe bombs have been taken away for further forensic examination.
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PSNI Inspector Jonny Hunter said: "Thankfully, no-one was injured because of the reckless actions of criminals who showed absolutely no regard for the community by placing two potentially deadly devices in a built-up area.

"I urge the public to remain vigilant. If anyone finds anything suspicious please do not touch it – phone the police immediately.

"I am appealing to anyone with information about this incident to please tell us, because it is only with your help that we can make our communities safer."

(CD/JP)

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