Security alert on Skeoge Road ends after explosion in bin

Wed, 12/08/2015 - 09:26 -- Editor

Skeoge Road has reopened after last night's and today's security alert.

PSNI confirmed that a wheelybin, which exploded just before midnight, contained a viable explosive device that threw shrapnel over a wide area and said the incident has all the hallmarks of an attack by dissidents.

Chief Inspector Tony Callaghan said: “Reports of a loud bang were received at about 11.45pm last night. Officers attended the area and it appeared something inside a bin had exploded.

Further daylight checks of the area were conducted.

The Skeoge Road was closed between the Glengalliagh roundabout and the Buncrana Road.