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Co Derry bomb alert ends with nothing found

A security alert has ended in Co Derry with nothing found

A BOMB alert in Co Derry has ended with nothing being found.

It was first reported on Thursday in the Feeney Road area of Dungiven.

It is understood a republican group has claimed that a device has been left at a property in the area.

Police said on Friday the alert had ended with "nothing untoward being found".

Roads had been closed during the security operation.

Chief Inspector Sinéad McIldowney said PSNI officers had "conducted an extensive search at an address in the area following a report made to police that a viable device had been left at a residential property".

“Police attended the area yesterday to commence a security operation and returned again this morning, supported by Army Technical Officers to continue a thorough search," she said.

“Thankfully, nothing untoward was found but we condemn the significant impact on the community hoax calls of this nature have for local residents.

“Whilst no houses were evacuated on this occasion, those persons responsible show a complete disregard to the local community and wider area who were inconvenienced by police diversions."


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