Northern Ireland

Derry bomb alert: Crude but viable device discovered

Police officer at scene of Talbot Park bomb alert
Image caption A member of the public reported finding a suspicious object at Talbot Park earlier on Thursday

A bomb has been found during a security alert in Londonderry.

The device, which police have described as "crude but viable" was discovered by a member of the public at Talbot Park earlier on Thursday.

A number of homes were evacuated and Army bomb disposal officers were called to examine the object.

The Army carried out a controlled explosion at the scene and have taken the bomb away for further examination. The security alert has now ended.

All affected roads have reopened and residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

Police have appealed to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Talbot Park area recently to contact them.