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Man due in court charged with causing bomb hoax in Londonderry

The man was arrested on Sunday.

Strand Road in Londonderry which was closed due to a security incident (Joe Boland/PA)
Strand Road in Londonderry which was closed due to a security incident (Joe Boland/PA)

A man is due in court charged with communicating false information causing a bomb hoax after suspect devices were found outside houses in Londonderry on Sunday morning.

Residents in several properties were evacuated while an area close to the city’s police station on Strand Road was among those affected by the disruption.

The 39-year-old is further charged with placing an article causing a bomb hoax, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said.

No link to terrorism or the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in the city on Thursday evening is being suggested.

During Sunday’s alert a section of the Strand Road was closed to traffic.

Police later confirmed alerts on Insicarn Road and Harty Court have ended.

Suspicious objects discovered in both areas have been examined by ammunition technical officers who declared them to be non-viable devices.

The charged man is due before magistrates in Derry on Monday.

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