A security alert in Dungiven is still ongoing after the discovery of two suspicious objects on Thursday.

It is envisaged the alert will last until Friday, October 13.

The reported objects were found on the Derrychrier road just after 1.00pm.

PSNI have taken the objects for further examination to determine exactly what they are.

Superintendent Jeremy Lindsay said:“I am aware how frustrating this incident has been and the inconvenience and disruption it has caused to the local community who have had their lives disrupted and I thank them for their patience and understanding.

“I urge the public to remain vigilant and if anyone finds anything suspicious do not touch it, please phone the police immediately.

“I would appeal for anyone with information about this incident to please tell us. It is only with your help that we can make our communities safer.”

Superintendent Lindsay added: “Police can be contacted on 101 or information can be passed anonymously through the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.”

Sinn Fein councillor Sean McGlinchey has slammed those responsible.

He said: “Those behind the leaving of two viable pipe bombs on the Derrychrier Road have shown blatant disregard for this community.

“There is no justification for this whatsoever.”

Councillor McGlinchey added: “I would appeal to anyone who saw anything of suspicion in the area to bring that information to the PSNI.”

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