Bombing at City of Culture office

Click to follow

An explosive device that was left at a cultural office in the city of Londonderry early yesterday has served notice that dissident republicans remain intent on continuing their campaign of sporadic violence.

The bomb went off at around 3.30am. A police spokesman confirmed that a "small device exploded at the City of Culture office, causing some damage to the door".

The office is used for planning events associated with 2013, when Londonderry is to become the UK's city of culture. In August, a 200lb bomb was detonated near a police station in the city.