Sinn Féin MLA Michaela Boyle has said those responsible for a security alert in the Ballycolman area of Strabane have no regard for the community.
Speaking after a number of families were evacuated from their homes as a result of the security alert, the West Tyrone MLA said;
"Once again families in the the Ballycolman area have borne the brunt of yet another security alert.
"It started after a car was abandoned in a built up residential area close to a children's play park.
"Whatever squalid little activity those who left this car in Ballycolman were involved in it is clear that they have no regard for the local people and for the disruption and anguish they have caused within this community.
"People in the area area angry about this and rightly so. They should be entitled to get a nights sleep without being disrupted like this."