Derry Security Alert: ‘This is causing havoc’

Mark H Durkan (left) and a photo from the scene of the security which Mr. Durkan took.
Mark H Durkan (left) and a photo from the scene of the security which Mr. Durkan took.

SDLP Foyle Assembly election candidate Mark H Durkan has said that an ongoing security alert in the Farmhill area of Foyle Springs is causing havoc for local residents.

Speaking from the scene, Mr Durkan said: “Residents in the Farmhill area have been evacuated from their homes this morning following the discovery of a suspicious device. This is causing absolute havoc for local people, many of them elderly, forced from their homes in the bitter cold.”

Mr. Durkan, who was one of the first on the scene, said he hoped the incident could be dealt with as safely and as quickly as possible.

“Hopefully this alert can be dealt with quickly and normality can resume for residents trying to get on with their daily lives.”