A security alert in the Aileach Road area of Derry/Londonderry has now ended after being declared a hoax.

Chief Inspector Moyne said: “Police received a report at approximately 7.10pm on Friday, 2nd June of a suspicious object that had been left in the area.

“As officers attended the scene to examine the object they came under sustained attack from a large group of youths.

“Petrol bombs, paint cans and pieces of masonry were thrown at police. One officer was injured, but remained on duty. A number of police vehicles were also damaged during the senseless disorder.

“Ammunition Technical Officers attended and assessed the object. It has been removed for further examination. Cordons that were in place on the Aileach Road have also now been lifted.

“Our investigation is underway and anyone who thinks they could help with our ongoing enquiries can contact police on 101, quoting reference number 1835 of 02/06/23.”

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/        

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org