PSNI Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin
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Police: Bomb attack 'reckless and deliberate attack to put lives in danger'

30 May 2014 Last updated at 12:15 BST

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has said those responsible for a bomb that exploded in a Londonderry hotel are cowards, calling it a 'reckless and deliberate attack to put innocent lives in danger'.

PSNI Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin said that a hooded masked man left a holdall on the counter, said he was from the "new IRA" and gave staff 40 minutes to evacuate the hotel.

The device burst into a fireball as a bomb disposal expert approached the decide