Nothing untoward found in Dungiven security operation

A security alert in the Feeny Road area of Dungiven on Thursday, 2nd February resulted in nothing untoward being found and the operation has now ended, police can confirm.

Chief Inspector Sinead McIldowney said: “Officers conducted an extensive search at an address in the area following a report made to Police that a viable device had been left at a residential property.

“Police attended the area yesterday to commence a security operation and returned again this morning, supported by Army Technical Officers to continue a thorough search.

“Thankfully, nothing untoward was found but we condone the significant impact on the community hoax calls of this nature have for local residents.

“Whilst no houses were evacuated on this occasion, those persons responsible show a complete disregard to the local community and wider area who were inconvenienced by police diversions.

“Feeny Road has now reopened to all traffic in both directions, and we would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while we worked to ensure the area was safe.”