Hoax bomb alert forced 30 people from their homes in Magherafelt

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An object found near a house at Derramore Park in Magherafelt has been declared a hoax after an examination by an Army bomb disposal team.

The alert was raised by a resident at about 12.30pm and the examination was completed at about 3.45pm

Chief Inspector Andy Lemon has condemned those who left the object.

“This device caused a great deal of local inconvenience, with about 30 people having to be moved from their homes on a bitterly cold day.

“I would ask anyone with information about the incident to contact the detectives at Magherafelt station on the 101 non-emergency number.”