Dozens involved in Londonderry ‘barricade’ disorder

PSNI
PSNI

The PSNI are appealing for information after an outbreak of disorder in a republican part of Londonderry.

At around 10.30pm on Friday night police received a report that up to 40 youths were pouring petrol onto the street in the Leafair Gardens and Glencaw Park areas in the north-west of the city.

This was being set alight to create a kind of “barricade”, said police.

The PSNI said: “Police attended and came under fire from the youths throwing missiles such as bricks and bottles at police vehicles.”

“Residents in this area have suffered again due to the reckless actions of these youths.

“Two males aged 14 and 16 were arrested last night on suspicion of riotous behaviour.

“I will again re-iterate the message to youths involved in this kind of activity – you run the very real risk of being arrested and getting a criminal record which could affect your life for a very long time.

“Parents need to know where their children are, who they are with and what they are doing.”

The two youths have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

Anyone who witnessed the scenes or has any other information should call police on 101.