Images have been released of the Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device discovered during a large scale search operation in the Creggan area of Derry/Londonderry yesterday, Monday 9 September.

The Command Wire Initiated Improvised Explosive Device was located in a parked vehicle in a residential area, within close proximity to other houses in the street.

Assistant Chief Constable for District Policing Mark Hamilton said: “We assess that this device was to be used against a police patrol in the  Creggan area of the city. It is our assessment that the New IRA is responsible for this bomb. The bomb would have killed or maimed anyone near it when it detonated.

“Whilst it is the clear intention of the New IRA to murder community police officers trying to keep the community in Derry/Londonderry safe, it is also very clear that NIRA have a total disregard for the lives of everyone living in Creggan.

“By bringing a viable bomb into the community they have again proved that have no regard for the lives of anyone living in Creggan. Once again they exploited some of the young people in the community to attack police and have brought disruption and misery to families.”