Security alert ongoing after suspect device found in Waterside area of Derry, residents evacuated and bomb squad at the scene

There is a security alert ongoing the Waterside area of Derry. The alert was declared in the Sevenoaks area a number of hours ago. A number of residents have been evacuated from their homes and the ATO bomb squad are at the scene.

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson said: “Details of this incident are still emerging.

“A number of homes have been evacuated in the Seven Oaks area due to a suspect device. I would urge anyone affected by this incident to go to the Foyle Arena on the Limavady Road.

 “It must be very upsetting for anyone caught up in this."

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