Derry journalist threatened in graffiti in Creggan

Wed, 05/02/2020 - 02:32 -- Editor

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MP has condemned those behind graffiti in Creggan targeting and seeking to intimidate Derry journalist Leona O’Neill.

He said: “Leona is a tenacious, truth seeking journalist who speaks truth to power and won’t be intimidated by faceless criminals who are trying to silence her.

“Those behind this graffiti are cowards and they’re targeting Leona because they’re afraid of her honest and powerful journalism. 

“The SDLP has asked for the graffiti to be removed and I would encourage anyone with information about the targeted campaign of harassment that Leona has been forced to endure to come forward to police.”

Ms. O'Neill has called on community leaders to have the 'dangerous slur' removed from the wall immediately.