Petrol bombs fired at police in Derry as they attend hoax alert

A petrol bomb and other missiles were thrown at police as they dealt with a hoax security alert in Derry.

Officers were called to the Aileach Road on Saturday afternoon following the discovery of a suspicious object.

A controlled explosion was carried out and the alert was declared to be a hoax.

The security forces came under attack with a petrol bomb, stones and bottles at the scene - no injuries were reported.

Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan, who witnessed the incident, condemned those behind it....