PCSP Chairman makes plea to parents
31 March 2021
Speaking on a number of recent attacks on police, the Chair of the Derry and Strabane PCSP Policing and Community Safety Partnership appealed for parents and guardians to take responsibility for the actions of their children to ensure they are not caught up in rioting and other unacceptable behaviour.
Cllr. Reilly said: “I am extremely concerned that some of our young people engaging in these activities are placing their own safety at risk as well as the safety of the police officers they are attacking. These are attacks on our local community and I would urge all parents and guardians to make sure their children do not become involved in these unacceptable behaviours that could bring them to the attention of police. These continued incidents are also placing added, unnecessary strain on our emergency services and are diverting these resources away from caring for our residents.”
He concluded that “The PCSP will continue to work with all our partners to support and protect our young people while ensuring local residents can live in peace.”