Two men arrested after security alert in Derry

PoliceTwo men have been arrested following a security alert in Derry last night.

The two men, ages 20 and 54 were arrested following the discovery of weapons and a suspected explosive devise in two vehicles on the Northland Road at around 8 o'clock.

Army bomb disposal experts were called to the scene to deal with the device which is believed to have been a pipe bomb.

The Northland road was closed overnight, however it was re-opened this morning.

SDLP Foyle MLA Pat Ramsey has welcomed the arrests and the work of the police in preventing any future incidents.