Pipe bomb found in Derry alert

Published Thursday, 12 June 2014
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Police have confirmed that a pipe bomb was found in a security alert in Londonderry.

Pipe bomb found in Derry alert
Homes were evacuated while the army bomb squad dealt with the suspect device. (© Pacemaker)

Army bomb officers were sent to the scene in the Eastway area of Derry on Thursday morning.

A number of homes and businesses were evacuated for several hours during the alert, but everyone affected has since been allowed to return to their properties.

The army carried out a controlled explosion on what police described as "a viable pipebomb device."

It has been taken away for further examinations.

Road closures in the area have been lifted.

Earlier, Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly said the alert was causing widespread disruption in the Bogside and Creggan areas.

"This suspect device has caused serious disruption to people going to work, children going school or residents just trying to get on with their everyday lives.

"The people of Derry do not want this happening.

"These actions are wrong and counterproductive to anything that our community wants.

He added: "Whoever is responsible for leaving this device needs to get off the backs of this community.''

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Londonderry in Londonderry wrote (227 days ago):
Also, it's not hard for someone to put together a pipebomb.
Housewife in Co. Londonderry wrote (227 days ago):
Old weapons were put beyond use, that hasn't stopped them getting new ones!!!! Guns were smuggled outta Florida within weeks of the Good Friday agreement, there was a documentary about it recently.
Anne in Belfast wrote (227 days ago):
In answer to the previous writer 'very little' but what can we do? Tony Blair and his government 'were having a laugh' at our expense
in Kent England wrote (227 days ago):
Where we not told that, and i quote, "All weapons where put beyond use"!!! Was there anything thing that the people of Ulster where told that actually turned out to be the turth!!!
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