PSNI believe viable device in north Co. Derry was planted in attempt to target part-time police officer

The PSNI believe a viable device discovered at a main road in north County Derry was planted in an attempt to target a part-time police officer.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 2:00 pm

ACC Mark McEwan, Head of the PSNI’s Crime Operations Department, said: “I can confirm that the device is viable and investigations are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.

“We are treating this as an attack on a member of staff who also serves her community as a part time police officer.”

The Ballyquin Road remains closed between the junctions with the Camnish Road and the Curragh Road at Bovevagh.

The Ballyquin Road remains closed.

The closure follows the report of a suspicious object that was made to police yesterday..

Road users are advised to avoid the area and seek alternative main routes for their journey.