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Issued on behalf of PCSP - Chair condemns attacks

11 July 2018

The Chair of the Derry and Strabane Policing and Community Safety Partnership Alderman Mary Hamilton has condemned the ongoing attacks on the Fountain Estate, the criminality being inflicted on the Bogside community and last night’s attempt to murder police officers.

Speaking on the incidents Alderman Hamilton stated:  "These attacks, shootings and disturbances are not acceptable in our community. The people living in the Fountain Estate and the Bogside have the right to live in peace without fear of attack. Police officers carrying out their duty, protecting our community have now been shot at. Young children are being used as pawns by criminal elements and I would appeal to parents to take responsibility for their children to ensure they don’t become caught up in this violence. My thoughts are with the residents of the Fountain and Bogside and with our police officers trying to protect our residents at this time. I would urge anyone with information on these incidents to contact the PSNI or Crimestoppers immediately.”

 

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