15/10/2019

Arrest As L'Derry Security Alert Ends

A man has been arrested following a security operation and evacuation of homes in L'Derry.

A suspicious object located in the Beechwood Avenue area of the city was declared an elaborate hoax and a 41-year-old man remains in custody this morning, Tuesday 15 October.
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Police established a presence in the vicinity late on Monday evening, with security cordons in place and a number of homes evacuated.

The item has been removed for further examination.



(JG/MH)

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