There is currently a security alert ongoing in the Strand Road area after police discovered a suspect device.

The device is believed to be a suitcase (pictured above).

The case was left near to the office of Sinn Fein Foyle MP Elisha McCallion.

Police are currently at the scene.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Queens Quay in Derry is closed between Harbour Square roundabout and Strand Road due to an ongoing security alert.  Great James Street is also closed at junction of Little James Street. Diversions are in place."

SDLP Mark H Durkan asked motorists to please avoid the area.

There are no further details at this time.

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