Northern Ireland

Three men charged over bomb found in car in Derry

Alert on Buncrana Road
Image caption The bomb was found in a car on the Buncrana Road

Police have charged three men with explosives offences after a bomb was found in a car in Londonderry on Monday.

The men, aged 54, 49 and 46, have been charged with possession of explosives with intent to endanger life.

At the time of their arrests police said they were being questioned about dissident republican activity.

They were arrested when police officers stopped a car at Whitehouse on the Buncrana Road on Monday afternoon.

Army bomb experts were called to the scene and the area was cordoned off.

The ensuing bomb alert caused widespread disruption for motorists. Four homes were also evacuated.

It ended at 02:30 BST on Tuesday.

No details about the bomb found inside the car were released, although police said it could have "injured or maimed" innocent people.

The three men are expected to appear in court in Derry on Thursday.