A Waterside woman who is recovering from a serious illness has had her car set alight outside her house.
The woman, from the Mimosa Court area of the city, had her car burned in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor Lynn Fleming slammed the vandals.
"This is a despicable act," she said. "The owner of the car, a local woman is just recovering from a serious illness and the last thing she needs is the stress of this incident. She is now left with the cost of having to replace the car which no one can afford, particularly just a fortnight before Christmas.
"The fact that the car was parked up close to local houses could not have been lost on the perpetrators who set fire to the car without any regard for the occupants of adjacent homes.
"I would appeal to anyone with even the slightest piece of information in regards to those behind this criminal act to bring it forward straight away.