Petrol bombs thrown over Walls - riot in Fahan Street follows

Sun, 11/08/2019 - 11:25 -- Editor

Petrol bombs were lobbed over the City Walls near the Memorial Hall last night, and police were then attacked with petrol bombs on Fahan Street.

Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “At around 10.45pm last night police received a report that 2 petrol bombs had been thrown over the city walls close to the Memorial Hall in Derry/Londonderry.

“Last night the Memorial Hall was busy with people socialising after the parade in the City and, while no one was injured, this could have been much different had it not been for the actions of police.

“Police who deployed to the area to prevent further disorder were subsequently attacked by persons who threw 15-20 petrol bombs and other missiles in the area of Fahan Street.  A number of pallets were also placed on the street and set on fire.  Fortunately, no injuries were sustained by officers, but this violent behaviour cannot be tolerated.

“Calm was restored shortly after 1am and Police remained in the area and monitored the situation throughout the night.

“A thorough police investigation is now underway to identify those responsible and seek to bring them before the courts and I would appeal to anyone who has any information about what happened last night to contact police. Alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

 

Superintendent Gordon McCalmont said: “At around 10.45pm last night police received a report that 2 petrol bombs had been thrown over the city walls close to the Memorial Hall in Derry/Londonderry.

“Last night the Memorial Hall was busy with people socialising after the parade in the City and, while no one was injured, this could have been much different had it not been for the actions of police.

“Police who deployed to the area to prevent further disorder were subsequently attacked by persons who threw 15-20 petrol bombs and other missiles in the area of Fahan Street.  A number of pallets were also placed on the street and set on fire.  Fortunately, no injuries were sustained by officers, but this violent behaviour cannot be tolerated.

“Calm was restored shortly after 1am and Police remained in the area and monitored the situation throughout the night.

“A thorough police investigation is now underway to identify those responsible and seek to bring them before the courts and I would appeal to anyone who has any information about what happened last night to contact police. Alternatively information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”