Police appeal after pipe bomb discovered in Co Derry

Insp Timothy McCullough said that a loud bang was heard in Lincoln Court area

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said it received a report of a suspicious object.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said it received a report of a suspicious object.

 

Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for information following the discovery of the remains of a suspected pipe bomb in Co Derry.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said it received a report of a suspicious object in the Lincoln Court area on Tuesday night.

Insp Timothy McCullough said: “We received a report that a loud bang was heard, between 11pm and 11.30pm on Tuesday night, and the remains of a suspected pipe bomb was discovered.

“Police, along with ammunition technical officers, attended the scene this afternoon and the object has now been declared a viable device.

“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.”

Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is anonymous.