SDLP: Derry security alert causing significant disruption

SDLP Councillor John Boyle.  (1208JB41)
SDLP Councillor John Boyle. (1208JB41)

SDLP Derry Councillor John Boyle has said that local people are experiencing significant disruption as a security alert continues in the Southway area.

A number of homes had been evacuated as police search for an alleged explosive device.

Speaking from the scene, Councillor Boyle said: “Local people are experience significant disruption following a security alert in the Southway area. Over a dozen homes were evacuated affecting elderly residents, individuals with mobility issues, heart complaints and young families.

“The community here has come together to support those put out of their homes. I especially want to thank the Long Tower Youth Centre for making their premises available for local people yesterday afternoon. That’s the real character of this community.”