POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland intercepted a van in Derry last night and found a suspicious object.
Three men, all aged in their 30s, have been arrested and are being questioned by detectives from the PSNI’s Serious Crime Branch. They have linked the find with dissident republican activities.
Two of the men, aged 35 and 37, were detained immediately. The third man, also aged 37, was arrested shortly after the van was stopped.
About 100 homes were evacuated overnight as the security alert continues. The section of the Letterkenny Road where the van was stopped remains closed.
Ammunition technical officers attended the scene.
According to Sky News, the vehicle had its roof removed in preparation for an attack.