Police renew appeal for information over explosion

Army Technical Officers at the scene of an explosion in a bin on the Skeoge Road. DERR3215GS06

Army Technical Officers at the scene of an explosion in a bin on the Skeoge Road. DERR3215GS06

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Police at Strand Road in Derry investigating an explosion in a waste bin at Skeoge Road on Tuesday night have renewed their appeal for information.

Detective Inspector Lindsay Kitson said: “The explosion was reported to us shortly before midnight on Tuesday and in an examination of the scene by Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) on Wednesday, the remnants of a bomb were found.

“The device had the capability of killing or injuring anyone in close proximity to the bin.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the explosion, or anyone who saw suspicious activity close to the waste bin in the preceding 24 hours.”

Information can be given on the police non-emergency number, 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.