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PSNI ask Derry residents to be vigilant after 'big bang' rumours

The mystery of Derry’s ‘loud explosions’.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have asked people in Derry to be vigilant following reports of a loud explosion last night.

It is not clear what made the “loud bang” late last night but social media rumours of a bomb were unfounded.

The PSNI tweeted this morning:

“Reports of a loud bang in Derry City Centre. Police asking people to be vigilant. If you see a suspicious item, do not touch or move it – Please Call Police immediately.”

This is not Derry’s first ‘big bang’ mystery. On 12 January last year, UTV reported details of a security alert after a blast was heard. At the time, police said they exhausted all lines of enquiry but the cause of the ‘explosion’ remained unclear.

READ: Derry makes the Lonely Planet’s Top 10 best cities for 2013

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