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Derry City Cemetery security alert ongoing as weapon found

A security alert near Londonderry's City Cemetery is continuing after police discovered a weapon at the scene.

It is understood visitors earlier were told to leave as the cemetery in Lone Moor Road was closed and a police cordon put in place.

A PSNI spokesperson said the alert is on-going.

Inspector Johnny Hunter said: "Searches in the area are continuing following the discovery of a weapon at the scene.

"Police will endeavour to bring the operation to a close as soon as we can, however, we will not take chances with the safety of the local community and we will continue in our work here until we are sure that the area is safe. "

Inspector Hunter added: "I would ask anyone who has noticed any suspicious activity in the area recently to contact police at Strand Road on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. "

There are no further details at this stage.

This is a developing story and will be updated

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