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Security alert after telephone bomb warning near Dungiven

By Claire Williamson

Police are advising people living or travelling near Dungiven to be vigilant following a telephone bomb warning.

An anonymous telephone call warning was passed to police on Tuesday night claiming that an explosive device had been left in the Carnanbane Road area.

Police are advising anyone in the Feeny area to be aware and to inform police straight away if they spot anything suspicious.

Superintendent John Magill said: “At this time we are focusing on the Carnanbane Road and Banagher Road areas, however no object has been found at this time.

"Our priority is to keep people safe.  We appreciate the support of local people and we are working to establish the substance of the claims.

“However, until we know exactly what we are dealing with, we must adopt a slow and methodical approach to ensure the safety of all.

“If you have any information about suspicious activity in the area, please call police.  If you see any suspicious objects, dial 999 straight away”.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony McCaul said the local community are the victims of the activities of people "who have been rejected time and time again".

He said: “The warning of an explosive device being left in the Carnanbane Road Feeny has caused upset to the daily routine of local people.

“This vague warning is similar to the one in Drumsurn a fortnight ago who caused disruption to the local population for four days.

“The people who are carrying out these acts are offering nothing but misery to the very community they claim to represent.

“If they have the interests of the local community at heart then they would listen to it and desist immediately from this type of activity.

“I would appeal for vigilance at this time and that whoever is responsible for leaving the device to give more details so that it can be safely removed before someone is seriously injured or killed.”

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