Police have today released CCTV footage of the man they believe was behind last year’s failed double bomb attack near the offices of Derry City Council.
Chief Inspector Jon Burrows urged anyone who might recognise the man in the footage to contact police.
Two devices were discovered close to the council offices on September 20 last year.
Just before 11pm, a Foyle Search and Rescue volunteer found a rucksack on the river embankment to the rear of premises owned by Derry City Council. On examining it, she found a pipe bomb device.
Shortly afterwards, police called to the scene discovered a secondary device attached to a bicycle chained to a railing just a short distance away.
Both were made safe by Britiah Army bomb experts.
The footage shows the suspect wheeling the bicycle along the Foyle river walkway and a short time later retracing his steps, having planted the rucksack and the bike.
Police have also released photos of the rucksack and a similar bicycle.
“Either device had the potential to kill or injure anyone in the vicinity, had they exploded,” Chief Inspector Jon Burrows said.
“The second device on the bike was timed to go off when the security forces were in the area dealing with the first device in the rucksack.
“The bike bomb was on a walkway that is frequently used by walkers and joggers and people on their way home from a night out. We were lucky that no one was killed or seriously injured.
“I would appeal to anyone who recognises this individual to contact police on 0845 600 8000 ext 64911. Alternatively, anyone who does not want to provide their details can phone the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Anyone with information can also email police at email@example.com