Renewed appeal over Derry hoax bomb alert

British army technical officers arrive in Bishop Street on Friday morning, as PSNI officers clear the area. 0504JM25
British army technical officers arrive in Bishop Street on Friday morning, as PSNI officers clear the area. 0504JM25

Police investigating the hoax bomb alert in Derry last week have issued a fresh appeal for information.

A PSNI spokeswoman says detectives are keen to speak to members of the public who they believe were in the area at the time the device was left in Bishop Street.

“Police believe there were members of the public in the area when the device was left at the railings around 1.45am on the Friday” she says.

“We also believe a person was walking up Nailors Row when the two male suspects ran past around the same time.

Detectives at Strand Road would be keen to hear from these people or anyone with information about who planted the hoax device.

The telephone number to ring is 0845 600 8000. 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.

Last Friday’s alert was the second inside a week at the car park in Bishop Street