Families evacuated in Sion Mills bomb hoax

The has been condemnation of those behind a hoax bomb alert in Sion Mills last night which saw a number of families evacuated from their homes.

The alert started around 9pm last night and was declared a hoax after midnight after no device was found.

SDLP Chairman of the District Policing Partnership Eugene McMenamin is asking was the hoax leading to something more sinister, such as a lure to attack members of the PSNI: