Londonderry alert: Bomb under police officer’s car
18 June 2015
From the section Northern Ireland
An army bomb disposal team is examining a suspicious object at Glenrandel
A bomb has been found under the car of a serving police officer near Londonderry.
Fifteen houses at Glenrandel in Eglinton have been evacuated and army technical officers are at the scene.
The road is closed. The Foyle arena on the Limavady Road is open for residents seeking shelter.
Supt Mark McEwan said the bomb was a “stark reminder” of the “severe” threat against the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
He confirmed that an “under-vehicle improvised explosive device” had been found.
He said: “This device had the potential to harm not only the officer but anyone in that residential area and those involved have shown a blatant disregard for human life.
A rapid relief team at Glenrandel on hand to help residents and provide tea and coffee
“This is yet another example of the cowardly elements in our society who show no regard for the safety of local residents and the police officers who serve their community.
“We are obviously very thankful that this attack was thwarted and that no one was injured here this morning.
“Clearly there are people out there in today’s society who are still intent on causing murder and mayhem”
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Source:: BBC UK