Culmore security alert culprits condemned

Army Technical Officers at the scene in Ardanlee, Londonderry.
Army Technical Officers at the scene in Ardanlee, Londonderry.

Those behind an ongoing security alert in Culmore have “nothing to offer the community”, Sinn Fein’s Elisha McCallion has warned.

Police have said that a suspicious object found in the area is currently being investigated.

Sinn Fein Councillor Elisha McCallion.

Sinn Fein Councillor Elisha McCallion.

A PSNI spokesman said: “Police in Derry are currently at the scene of a security alert at Ardanlee following the discovery of a suspicious object.

“A number of homes have been evacuated whilst the object is examined.

There are no further details at present.”

Colr. McCallion condemned those responsible for the alert.

Police officers at the scene .  Photo Lorcan Doherty

Police officers at the scene . Photo Lorcan Doherty

She said: “There’s no support for these types of action in our community and those responsible have to stop immediately.

“Residents have been evacuated from their homes.

“Those behind this security alert have nothing to offer the local community.

“We don’t need or want these type of incidents happening in our city.”