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Detectives appeal for information after ‘suspicious device’ left outside home in Derry

Residents in the area were evacuated from their homes in the early hours of the morning
(Niall Carson/PA)

(Niall Carson/PA)

Clodagh Meaney

Detectives in Derry are appealing for information following the report of a suspicious device being left outside a property in the Drumrane Road area of Dungiven, Derry City, on Saturday morning.

Residents were temporarily evacuated from their homes in the early hours of the morning.

“We received a report in the early hours of this morning of a suspicious object being left in the area,” Detective Sergeant Sarah Jane Moyne said.

“Police and Ammunition Technical Officers attended the scene, and the object has now been declared as a viable device and has been taken away for further examination.”

“Residents, who were temporarily evacuated, have returned to their homes, and cordons have been lifted.”

“I am keen to thank local people, and all those inconvenienced, for their patience as we worked to make the area safe,” she said.

“I am also appealing to anyone with information, or who witnessed anything suspicious, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 353 of 27/11/21.”

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