By Q Radio News
A number of residents have been evacuated from their homes in the Ard Na Smoll area of Dungiven in a security alert this morning.
Police are currently on the scene following the discovery of a suspicious object in the area.
SDLP MLA Cara Hunter has said that the discovery has caused chaos for local residents forced from their homes.
The East Derry MLA urged residents to follow the advice of PSNI officers at the scene.
She said: “Residents in the Ard na Smoll area of Dungiven have been forced from their homes this morning following the discovery of a suspicious object. This kind of chaos is the last thing families need on a Sunday morning .
“I would urge everyone to follow the advice of PSNI officers at the scene until they make the area safe and residents can return to their homes.”