A security alert in the Carnanbane Road area of Dungiven has now ended.
Inspector O’Brien said: “Police received a report on Wednesday evening, 23rd August that a possible device had been left in the area.
“A security operation commenced and an object was subsequently discovered in the area on Thursday afternoon, 24th August.
“Ammunition Technical Officers (ATO) were called to examine the object which was removed from the scene and will now undergo forensic examination.
“We would like to thank locals for their understanding and patience as this security operation was carried out. All nearby roads have since reopened to the public.
“An investigation is now underway and I would appeal to anyone with any information which could assist with our enquiries to contact police on 101, on the non-emergency number, quoting reference number 1670 of 23/08/23.”
A report can also be submitted online using the non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/Tags: