Viable device found in residential area condemned as reckless

The discovery of a viable device in a residential area of Londonderry has been condemned as “reckless”.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 9:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 9:54 pm

The remains of a suspected pipe bomb were found in the Lincoln Court area of the city on Tuesday night.

Inspector Timothy McCullough said police received a report of a loud bang in the area between 11pm and 11.30pm.

“Police, along with Ammunition Technical Officers, attended the scene on Wednesday afternoon and the object has now been declared a viable device,” he said.

“This was a reckless act, in a busy residential area, which could have resulted in serious injury or worse.

“I am appealing to anyone with information to contact us on 101, quoting reference number 1054 of 09/06/21.”

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