The two Derry men arrested early on Sunday morning and accused of causing the explosion at Bishop Street Courthouse and IRA membership have now had their releases secured.

Ciaran Shiels of Madden & Finucane who was representing the 21 year old arrested from the Carnhill area said tonight:

“There was never any question of charges in this case. This arrest was particularly cynical. Not a shred of incriminatory evidence was put to him in two days of interviews.

“In fact our office was contacted by a number of witnesses confirming our client’s exact whereabouts on Saturday, all of which could be readily corroborated by CCTV.

“He will be advised of his civil remedies in due course.”