Mayor condemns ‘sinister attack’

The Mayor of Limavady has condemned those behind what he slammed as a “sinister” attack outside the town this week and said it was “sheer luck” no one was seriously injured.

Police say a “small device” exploded in the driveway of a house in the quiet area of Dromore Avenue, outside Limavady, in the early hours of Wednesday morning, around 1.45am. No-one was injured in the incident in which the device was placed under or near a car in a driveway. It is understood there was damage to the vehicle.

Police say two people were seen in the area at the time.

Mayor Sean McGlinchey said he was “disgusted” by the attack.

“From what I understand this attack seems very sinister and it’s just sheer luck no one was injured,” he said yesterday. “This was the lowest of the low and this is an area where everyone gets along. It doesn’t appear to have been a sectarian attack but, no matter what the motive, it is shocking and seems to have been a fairly sophisticated device. I would urge anyone with any information to give it to the PSNI.”

Police want anyone with information to contact CID on 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.