A number of houses have been evacuated following a security alert in Dungiven.
Inspector Michael McDonnell said: “Police are currently in attendance at a security alert in the Ard Na Smoll area of Dungiven following the discovery of a suspicious object.
ATO attended the scene and have declared the object a viable device.
“A number of houses were evacuated”
Inspector McDonnell continued: “I would like to thank local residents for their patience during what has been a very disruptive night for them.
“Police are still at the scene and it is envisaged the security alert will continue for a number of hours.”
There are no further details at this stage