Police appeal for info on white van petrol bomber

Shocking video footage of a rioter throwing a petrol bomb at a van windscreen in Londonderry has sparked a fresh police appeal for information.

Friday, 20th July 2018, 1:08 pm
Updated Friday, 20th July 2018, 1:13 pm
Youths in Londonderry's Bogside who petrol bombs at police and random passing vehicles and also lit a fire on a main flyover. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The incident took place around 8.30pm on July 12 during several days of disturbances and sectarian attacks involving republican youths.

In a statement released on Friday, a PSNI spokesman said: “This video clip depicts a rioter throwing an ignited petrol bomb at a moving white transit van as it travelled down Lecky Road in and around the location of the Bogside Inn.

“This was a particularly shocking incident and police would appeal for any information surrounding this.”

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He added: “We are appealing to any members of public with any information to phone 101 quoting reference number 964 of 13/07/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”