Two people arrested in connection with Derry car bomb 3 years ago

Two people arrested in connection with Derry car bomb

Two people have been arrested in connection with last night's car bomb in Derry.

The device exploded just after 8pm on Saturday night outside a courthouse on Bishop Street.

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The PSNI had received a warning ahead of the explosion allowing them to evacuate nearby buildings, restaurants, and hotels.

They tweeted shortly after the bomb exploded warning people to "stay away" from the area, which had been closed off ahead of the attack.

Nobody was killed or injured in the bombing.

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The PSNI confirmed today that two people have been arrested in connection with the car bomb.

Authorities have since called the attack "unbelievably reckless" and "crude."

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said:

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"This attack was unbelievably reckless. Thankfully the attackers failed to kill or injure any members the local community out socialising and enjoying the best of what the city has to offer.

"The people responsible for this attack have shown no regard for the community or local businesses.

"They care little about the damage to the area and the disruption they have caused. The area remains sealed off and church services at St Augustine’s has been moved to St Peters and the Cathedral services have been cancelled this morning as a result."

The PSNI are appealing for anybody with information to come forward.

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