by Q Radio News
Police are dealing with three security alerts in the north Antrim village of Dervock this morning with a number of homes evacuated.
Three suspicious objects have been found.
📷 Army Technical Officers respond to security alerts in Dervock in North Antrim after three suspicious objects were found.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 26, 2020
Diversions remains in place in the area with some homes having to be evacuated. pic.twitter.com/B2qyVmKjjo
The PSNI says diversions are in place in the vicinity of the Castlecat Road and Knock Road, and at Castlecat Road in Derrykeighan.
Scene of the incident in Derrykeighan
A spokesperson for the police said: "We would ask that drivers follow the direction of our officers in these areas as we work to keep people safe."
Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has condemned those responsible for three security alerts in the Dervock area and called on the PSNI to tackle ongoing criminality in the area.
The North Antrim MLA said:
Philip McGuigan speaking to Q Radio
"I condemn those responsible for three security alerts in the Dervock and DerryKeighan areas following the discovery of three devices this morning.
"Families have had to be evacuated from their homes on a cold winter morning as a result of these security alerts.
Security alert in Dervock
"Those responsible for these devices have nothing to offer and this is an attack on the entire community at a time when we should all be working together in the face of the public health crisis caused by COVID.
"This is the latest in a series of incidents in recent days, including a shooting incident in Coleraine and other attacks."
The local MLA Mervyn Storey also spoke to Q Radio about the alerts:
🎥”This is reckless and could have lead to someone being seriously injured or even worse.”— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) November 26, 2020
Mervyn Storey speaks to @qnewsdesk as police deal with 3 security alerts across north Antrim. pic.twitter.com/pX7PiqeHOs