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06 Jul 2022

Police investigating reports of a bomb placed at the Foyleside Shopping Centre

Police investigating reports of a bomb placed at the Foyleside Shopping Centre

The Foyleside Shopping Centre has been evacuated following reports of a bomb scare. Police have cordoned off the area.

Police are currently in attendance following the report of a bomb being placed in Foyleside Shopping Centre, Derry this afternoon.

Motorists and pedestrians are advised to avoid the area and there are no further details at this stage.

A statement posted by the Foyleside Centre on their Twitter page read: "Following advice from the PSNI, Foyleside Shopping Centre is currently being evacuated.

"It is imperative that no member of the public attempts to access the centre at this time and we ask that you stay away from the area. Updates will be provided as soon as they are available."

Foyle MLA, Pádraig Delargy of Sinn Féin posted on Twitter: "The security alert at @FoylesideSC is deeply concerning and has caused huge disruption to local businesses and people's livelihoods as they are evacuated from their work. I have spoken to the Police and they have advised people to avoid the area for now."

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