School children evacuated from Derry leisure centre during security alert

A group of school children were among those evacuated from a Derry leisure centre today after a suspicious object was left.

The children were in the swimming pool at the Templemore Sports Complex when for the second time in less than a week the building was evacuated.

Last Thursday during the election count the building was evacuated for a time after a pipe bomb was placed in a hijacked taxi and abandoned in the car park of the centre.

Derry City Councillor, Mark H Durkan, says those responsible for todays attack need to wise up.