Derry security alert declared a hoax

There was disruption for a time in the Eastway area of Derry last night after police received reports of a suspicious object in the area at approximately 9.30.

The object was examined by Army Technical Officers, and was subsequently declared a hoax.

Police in the city are urging anyone with any information about the incident or anyone who was driving in the area of Eastway and who has dash cam footage to contact them.

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PSNI statement in full - 

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a security alert in the Eastway area of Derry/Londonderry on Sunday 26 January.

Detective Constable Adam Beckett said: "At approximately 9.30pm police received a report of a suspicious object in the area of Eastway.  The object was examined by ATO and was subsequently declared a hoax. 

We would like to thank all those affected by this alert for their patience during the incident.

I would like to hear from anyone with any information about the incident or anyone who was driving in the area of Eastway and who has dash cam footage. Detectives can be contacted at Strand Road by calling 101, quoting reference 1547 26/01/20."

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.