31/08/2017

Security Alert Ends In L'Derry

Residents in L'Derry have returned to their homes after a security alert in the area has now ended.

Police carried out a number of searches in the Oeghill Park area on Wednesday, 30 August, however nothing untoward was found. The alert ended at around midnight.
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Inspector Greg Smyth said: "Information was received by police that suggested a device may have been left in the area. To ensure the safety of local residents and those travelling in and around the area it was necessary to carry out a thorough search and clearance operation."

(CD/JP)

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