Sinn Féin councillor Paul Fleming has condemned those responsible for a security alert in the Westlake area of Derry.
Speaking after the discovery of a suspicious object in the Westlake area, councillor Fleming said;
"This has caused nothing but disruption for people living in the community.
"Several families have had to be evacuated from their homes early in the morning as a result of this security alert.
"Whoever is behind this has caused distress and disruption to resident in the area who do not want to see this kind of thing happening."