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Mayor says bomb attack was attack on entire community

28 April 2015

Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council Cllr Elisha McCallion says the bomb attack at Crawford Square in Derry last night which forced families out of their homes, was an attack on the entire community.
 
It’s understood that the Probation office, which are located at Crawford Square, may have been the target.
Mayor McCallion said the incident was a disgraceful attack on families and residents of Crawford Square and hit out at those responsible saying they had a total disregard for the local community.
 
She commented: “This was a totally reckless act in a mainly residential area of the city that caused local residents a lot of disruption and upset. We are really lucky that we are not dealing with a fatality or a serious injury. I would like to reassure the staff working within the Probation Service that this type of intimidation and attack will not be tolerated and they should be able to continue with the work they do without fear. I will be in regular contact with the PSNI for an update into this incident. My thoughts are with the residents and Probabtion staff at this time and I can assure them that the community is behind them and there is no support for such incidents in our city and district.”
 
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