Hoax device brings Derry to a standstill

A security alert which closed the Craigavon Bridge in Derry for several hours yesterday was declared a hoax.

A controlled explosion was carried out on a suspicious object at about 5 o clock.

An item was removed from the scene and was examined by army technical officers.

The Craigavon Bridge is one of only two city bridges across the river Foyle.

SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey condemned the attack and said the bomb scare brought Derry to a standstill:

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