Belfast Telegraph

Police appeal over pipe bomb device

A viable pipe bomb-type device has been discovered by police in Londonderry.

The copper piping was found in a green area close to McGill Court on Wednesday afternoon by a member of the public.

Army technical officers were called to the scene and after the contents of the piping were examined it was declared a viable device, police said.

The object was removed for further forensic examination and enquiries are continuing.

PSNI chief inspector Garry Eaton said leaving a device in an open space where a child could have found it was reckless, showing disregard for the safety of the local community.

"I am sure the residents in that area and the wider public will be just as angry as I am about this discovery," he said.

"They have every right to be outraged. However what we need now is information about who left the device there in the first place."

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