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McCartney condemns security alert disruption

5 December, 2015 - by Raymond McCartney

Sinn Fein MLA Raymond McCartney has condemned the disruption caused by security alerts in the Waterside area of Derry. 

Mr McCartney said;

"These security alerts have brought nothing but disruption to the city.

"The evacuation of the railway station and the closure of the train line between Derry and Coleraine, combined with the security alert on Spencer Road, has resulted in long delays ahead of the evening rush hour. 

"They have also caused disruption to city centre traders who were already experiencing a slower than usual day in the run up to Christmas as a result of the Apprentice Boys parade. 

"Great strides have been made in recent years by the local community, the Apprentice Boys and the PSNI to ensure a respectful atmosphere and minimise disruption and those efforts have been widely supported. 

"These alerts do nothing for the image of the Derry as a forward looking city."

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