North west council offer to family of attacked Catholic officer

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Derry City Council is to write to the local police chief to offer assistance for the family of a Catholic policeman targeted in attacks.

The offer was suggested by the DUP’s Drew Thompson at a meeting of the council yesterday afternoon.

Monday night’s attacks were targeted at the parents and sister of the officer. His family have declined to speak about the attacks – the sixth, according to Sinn Fein councillor Tony Hassan, that they have endured over the past few years.

The alarm was raised on Monday night at around 9.30, with a report that two windows of a parked car had been smashed in, and a flammable liquid poured over the vehicle, at Drumleck Drive. In a separate incident in Kylemore Park, accelerant was also poured over a car.