Derry security alert ongoing


A security alert in Derry is continuing this morning.

The alert which began just before 3pm yesterday is centred upon the Southway district of Creggan. It began when the PSNI received reports of a suspicious object.

Police cordons are in place from the Circular Road to the bottom of the Southway.

Night fall hampered the search of the area which will resume today and is expected to take considerable time.

A number of residents were evacuated from their homes and temporary shelter was provided for them at Long Tower Youth Club.