NIE van burned and worker threatened in Creggan

Thu, 26/02/2015 - 08:26 -- Editor

An NIE electricity repairman was threatened by masked men and his van burned in Creggan last night.

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell said: “What happened to this worker in Creggan tonight is absolutely disgraceful. I visited the scene and local residents are  very angry about what has gone on here.

The NIE worker was in the Linsfort Drive area carrying out essential repairs when he was approached by a number of masked men and threatened to take a suspect device to Strand Road PSNI station.

The worker  left the scene and the van was set on fire a short time later.

People in Rinmore Drive are now without electricity and understandably NIE have said they will not be back out tonight again.

The people behind this attack  need to step forward  and explain the rational behind it to this community.