'Viable device' found in Coleraine

Army Technical Officers have carried out a controlled explosion after a “viable device” was found in County Londonderry in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to the scene after receiving reports that a device had been found close to Coleraine Courthouse

The area was sealed off, but has since re-opened.

Further searches of the area are expected to be carried out today.

Detectives investigating the incident are appealing for anyone who may have any information in connection with it, to contact them on 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on 0800 555 111.


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