Police: 'Nothing untoward' in ‘suitcase’ security alert in city centre

The suitcase at the centre of a security alert in the Strand Road / Queen's Quay area of the city (photo: Colin Palin).
The suitcase at the centre of a security alert in the Strand Road / Queen's Quay area of the city (photo: Colin Palin).

A security alert in Londonderry city centre in which eyewitnesses reported a suitcase beside a bin has now ended, police have confirmed.

The object was discovered Queen's Quay, close to a number of local hotels.

A police spokesman said: "ATO examined a suspicious bag that was discovered in the area and have declared it to be nothing untoward."

All roads in the area have now reopened to traffic.