Posted on January 22, 2019
Three security alerts in Londonderry – triggered when two vehicles were hijacked by masked men and a delivery van was abandoned – have ended. Police said residents had been allowed to return to their homes following the alerts, which came 48 hours after a bomb exploded in the city.
The area around the courthouse in Bishop Street where the bomb exploded in a car on Saturday has also reopened. Police said four out of five men held over the bombing had been released.
A 50-year-old man arrested earlier on Monday remains in police custody. The PSNI said Saturday’s attack may have been carried out by the New IRA, a dissident republican group.