Security alert in Derry

Bomb disposal experts are examining a "suspicious item" found during a police search in Derry.

Wednesday, 16th August 2017, 1:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:32 pm
The search was carried out in the Southway area of the city.

The discovery was made when detectives investigating dissident republican activity carried out a search in the Southway area of the city on Wednesday morning.

Southway is currently closed to facilitate this examination, and is likely to be closed for the next few hours.

"I would like to ask for your patience and assure you that we will be making efforts to have the road reopened as soon as possible," said Chief Inspector Paul McCracken.