THE ongoing security alert in Derry today was sparked after a device was found under the flyover at Leckey Road.
A number of homes have been evacuated and ATO has been tasked to the scene.
In a statement, Sinn Féin councillor Colly Kelly said: “Whoever left this device has only succeeded in causing hardship to the local population.
“It’s very upsetting for many of the elderly residents and those with young families caught up with all this disruption.
“It is obvious that the those behind leaving such devices are out of touch with the will of the vast majority of the people of the Bogside who want to move forward without this type of disruption.”
Chief Inspector Alan Hutton said: ““Police are dealing with a security alert close to the Lecky Road flyover in Derry.
“A cordon has been put in place and a number of houses in the area have had to be evacuated while the security operation continues.
“We are doing everything we can to minimise the impact to the community but are grateful for the patience of the local residents and wider community.
“Police will be working as quickly as possible to ensure everyone’s safety.”