Second security alert ends in Derry

Army bomb disposal experts have carried out a controlled explosion on a van in Derry, with nothing found.

The van was parked outside the courthouse at Bishop Street in the city, the alert began at 4.30 this morning, with a number of people evacuated from their homes. They have since returned.

The road between Bishop Street Without and the Diamond was closed for a time, it has since re-opened.

This was the second alert in as many days. A controlled explosion was carried out last evening on a suspicious object found on the top deck of Craigavon Bridge. Again, nothing was found.