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Londonderry poll centre device 'left five days ago'

Templemore car bomb
A bomb was found in a car outside the leisure centre last Thursday

A dissident republican group says a device found at a leisure centre in Londonderry on Monday had been left by the organisation five days ago.

Police said they searched Templemore sports complex last Thursday - when the centre was used for an election count - after a coded warning about a bomb.

But they said the original information was misleading.

They said the device, hidden in the ceiling of toilets, did not contain a detonator and could not have exploded.

The device was discovered after a caller contacted a parochial house in Derry

Last Thursday, a pipebomb was left in a taxi outside the same building.

In a statement, dissident republicans Oglaigh na h'Eireann said the two devices were left on Thursday and that a warning had been given.

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