Viable device recovered in the Gelvin Gardens area of Derry/Londonderry

Viable device recovered in the Gelvin Gardens area of Derry/Londonderry

A viable device was recovered during a security alert in the Gelvin Gardens area of Derry/Londonderry last night.

A number of residents were moved from their homes while police and ATO examined the device which was found at around 5pm.

Detective Sergeant Brian Reid said :”The device was made safe and has been seized for forensic examination.

Detectives from Strand Road Reactive and Organised Crime are now investigating this incident and we would like to speak to witnesses or anyone with information.

We are especially keen to hear from anyone who noticed any suspicious vehicles or people in the area at any time on Sunday 6th March.

The number to call is 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

We are keen to hear from witnesses of this incident

The Police Service of Northern Ireland is appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist the investigation to contact us on the non-emergency number 101. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.