Northern Ireland

Man charged after security alert in Londonderry

The Courthouse at Bishop Street in Derry
Image caption The man is due to appear at the magistrates' court in Derry on Saturday

A man has been charged with possessing explosives in suspicious circumstances after a security alert in Londonderry.

The alert began on Wednesday night when a suspicious object was found in Ederowen Park in the Galliagh area.

Some residents who had to leave their homes spent the night at a community centre and were allowed to return when the alert ended on Thursday.

The man, 39, was arrested on Thursday after a search of a property in the area.

He is due to appear at Londonderry Magistrates' Court on Saturday.