Bomb at Everglades Hotel in Derry overnight

ever3An explosion has occurred at a hotel in Derry, after a masked man threw a small bomb into its reception area.

The Everglades Hotel, in the Prehen area of the city, was evacuated after the device was reported at a 11:15pm last night.

The device exploded a short time later when army experts were working to make it safe.

No-one was injured in the explosion but the reception was extensively damaged.

Chief Superintendant Stephen Cargin has described the device as a firebomb, and he says it is lucky no-one was killed or seriously injured....

The Mayor of Derry, Martin Reilly has praised the action of the hotel staff and police officers in quickly evacuating the hotel.....