SDLP MLA Sinead McLaughlin has condemned those behind an explosion at Caw Close in the Waterside area of Derry last night.
The Foyle MLA has said that local people were left distressed and angry as they were forced from their homes by those intent on dragging this community backward.
She said: “Residents in the Waterside area of the city were left distressed and angry today after they were forced from their homes by thugs who left a crude but viable bomb in the area.”
“Those responsible have nothing to offer this community. We are trying to build a better Derry and acts like this only make that harder. They have to be faced down.”
“I would appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward.”