POLICE say the security alert at the Leckagh Drive area of Magherafelt has now ended after the discovery of a viable device.
Detective Inspector Ryan said: “Police received a report shortly after 9:35am on Friday, November 17, of a suspicious object located at the front of a property in the area.
WThe object, which has been declared as a viable device, has been removed and taken away for further forensic examinations.
“A number of homes in the area were evacuated as officers conducted a public safety operation in the area.
2Residents have now returned to their homes and police would like to thank everyone for their understanding.
“Enquiries are continuing to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and anyone with any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 381 17/11/23.
“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: