Ferguson appeals for calm after petrol bomb attacks

Alliance Councillor Rachael Ferguson has appealed for calm after petrol bombs were thrown at houses and police in Derry-Londonderry.

A device was thrown into the Fountain estate in the city in the early hours of yesterday (Thursday). A second petrol bomb was thrown at police attending the scene. It follows a number of petrol bombs being thrown at police earlier in the week at the Lecky Road and Fahan Street areas of the city.

“This is an absolute disgrace and it is incredibly nobody seriously injured or worse,” said Councillor Ferguson.

“No-one should have to put up with these attacks, particularly in their own home. Those carrying out such attacks are contributing nothing except creating more division in our city and our society. I would also ask parents to check where their children are at night, to try and stop them taking part.

“I appeal to them to stop these attacks immediately and urge anyone with information on the incidents to contact police about them.”