Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney condemned those behind a security alert, which has led to the closure of the City Cemetery in Derry.
“I condemn the fact City Cemetery has had to be closed as a result of a security alert.
“Many people use the City Cemetery every day visiting the graves of family members and loved ones.
“Not only has this security alert caused disruption to the local area but it will undoubtedly add to the grief and distress of grieving relatives.
“It is disgraceful that anyone would attempt to use the City Cemetery for any purpose that would lead to a security alert.
“The City Cemetery is a shared space and should be respected by everyone in the community.” Ends/Críoch