Londonderry woman refused compensation for bomb damage

A woman in Londonderry whose home was damaged in a Real IRA car bomb attack said she has been turned down for compensation.

Extensive damage was caused when the dissident republican group detonated the bomb at the Ulster Bank at the Da Vinci's complex in October 2010.

Stella McBrearty missed the deadline for an application to the compensation agency following an assessment by a loss adjuster.

She now wants a review of the decision.

"They offered me £2,000 originally, which would have made a massive difference to me," she said.

"Nobody told me nothing, I thought it was in the loss adjuster's hands but I didn't receive a form to fill in."

Mrs Brearty has now called on the Justice Minister David Ford to make sure the public is better informed.

The BBC has contacted the compensation company for a response.

A spokesperson said they could not comment on an individual case.