Police in Derry say device ‘could have killed’

ballyaPolice in Derry have said that a device found during a security alert in the city was 'capable of killing.'

Up to 30 homes were evacuated in Ballyarnett last night but residents have now been allowed to return while a police investigation continues.

Police have thanked the residents of Ballyarnett village for their "understanding and patience".

Local Cllr Brian Tierney, who was in the area last night, says the alert caused considerable distress: