House window smashed in 'sectarian hate crime' pipe bomb attack

The front window of a house has been smashed in a pipe bomb attack which police have said was a suspected sectarian hate crime.

The explosion occurred at a home in the Lincoln Court area of Derry on Saturday night at about 10.10pm.

A woman in her 20s was in the house at the time but was not physically injured.

The PSNI said it is believed the pipe bomb was left on a windowsill.

Five homes in the area were evacuated while bomb disposal teams examined the remnants of the explosive and declared the street safe.

Detective Inspector Stewart said: “We are lucky that no one was injured by this device, or by the window smashing. This is being treated as a sectarian hate crime.”


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