“I visited the scene of the incident and both John Street and Foyle Road out to the lower deck of the Craigavon Bridge are closed off .I spoke to the PSNI and emergency services and at this stage it is still uncertain how long this incident will go on for.
“A small number of people who live in John Street are currently out of their accommodation. I contacted the emergency response team from Derry City Council , C.R.J to try and get them temporary accommodation, thankfully that has now been arranged at Brooke Park. I would also like to thank the Long Tower Youth Club who offered accommodation”
“I very much hope this incident can be resolved peacefully and as speedily as possible”