Explosion remains a mystery as searches come to an end

PSNI officers cordon off Spencer Road to traffic on Tuesday night after an explosion was heard in the area. 1301JM07
PSNI officers cordon off Spencer Road to traffic on Tuesday night after an explosion was heard in the area. 1301JM07
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Police have called off searches in Derry’s Waterside after reports of a loud explosion in the area on Tuesday night.

A PSNI spokeswoman says the cause of the reported explosion - heard around 5pm on Tuesday - remains unclear.

All cordons have now been lifted.

“An extensive specialist search has been carried out and we have found no indication or evidence of an explosion in that area,” the spokeswoman says.

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