Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has condemned those behind a security alert in the Irish Street area of Derry. Cllr. Jackson said: "The security alert in Bann Drive has caused significant disruption to local residents this morning with many homes being evacuated and the street closed. "Those responsible for this disruption have shown complete disregard for the people of the Waterside. "Attacks such as this must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. "There can be no justification for this type of activity and I would appeal to anyone with information to contact the police."