Body found close to Derry / Donegal border

A major police investigation is underway after the body of a man was found off the Letterkenny Road in Derry.

The body was found just before midnight on the Braehead Road, close to the Donegal border.

The area has been cordoned off by police and traffic is being diverted. Forensic officers are currently examining the area. As of yet, the man hasn't been formally identified.

Foyle MLA and Policing Board member Martina Anderson who visited the scene last night said community workers who arrived there before her described what they had seen as "horrendous".