Breaking: Viable device found in Derry estate

The police
The police

A security operation is ongoing in the Strabane Old Road area of Derry after a viable device was uncovered in the area.

Police are currently at the scene of the alert in the Tamneymore Park area of the Waterside estate.

PSNI Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said today: “After receiving reports shortly before midnight ATO attended the scene at around 2am this morning and declared the suspicious object a viable device. “It has been taken away for further forensic examination.”

Det. Reid added: “Police are continuing to conduct follow-up enquiries in the area at this time with some cordons in place but no roads closed.

“I would like to place on record my thanks to all those affected by the incident for their assistance during this.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in and around the Tamneymore Park area to contact Police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 1425 of 30/03/17. “Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”