Eastwood condemns 'reckless' group after mortar claim

SDLP MLA Colum Eastwood has condemned the actions of a group claiming to have left an explosive device in the Waterside area.

Mr Eastwood described the alleged actions of an unidentified group – which claimed to have left a mortar-type device at an unknown location in Curryniern area - as “reckless in the extreme”.

“The claim that an explosive device has been abandoned at an unknown location in the Curryniern area will be terrifying for people in the local community. There is no place for this reckless behaviour in our society.

“I would appeal to anyone in the area who notices anything suspicious to report it the police without delay,” he added.

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