Object found in Derry bar was pipe bomb say police

Army bomb officers van
Image caption Army bomb officers carried out two controlled explosions

A suspicious object found in a bar in Londonderry on Friday was a viable pipe bomb, police have said.

The alarm was raised after the object was found upstairs in a bar at Stanley's Walk, in the Brandywell area.

The army was called and the alert has ended. In a separate alert, five homes in Derry were evacuated over night.

A suspicious device, left at the roadside at O'Connor Court in Ballymagroarty, turned out to be a hoax.

Two controlled explosions were carried out during the Ballymagroarty alert shortly after 0500 BST on Friday.

Residents have been allowed to return to their homes.