A VIABLE pipe bomb device has been made safe during a security alert in Co Derry.
Police say as a result the he security alert on Foreglen Road in Dungiven is now over.
The road has reopened and diversions have been lifted.
Detective Inspector Bob Blemmings said: “A viable pipe bomb type device has been examined by ATO and made safe.
“It will now be taken away for forensic examination.
“The device was discovered by police this morning following a call to a local hospital.
“We appreciate that the alert caused traffic disruption and we are grateful for the patience and support shown by the community and commuters.
“As we go forward with our investigation we are appealing for the public’s assistance.
“Were you in the area of the Foreglen Road at any time overnight? Did you see anything or anyone out of the ordinary?
“If so, detectives would like to hear from you.
“They can be contacted by calling 101, quoting reference number 61 31/05/17.
“We would also like to hear from anyone who has any other information that may help the police investigation.”