27 road barriers stolen at worksite

Sinn Fein Councillor, Tony Hassan, pictured at Bradley's Pass where work to install a set of traffic lights has begun.
Sinn Fein Councillor, Tony Hassan, pictured at Bradley's Pass where work to install a set of traffic lights has begun.
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Thieves have stolen 27 traffic barrier boards from a construction site at Bradley’s Pass where traffic lights are being installed.

Transport NI have now confirmed that other equipment belonging to the contractor has also been stolen.

Shantallow Sinn Fein Councillor for the area Tony Hassan warned that in further episodes, equipment has also been set alight by vandals.

Mr Hassan said: “This is very much work that is needed and the traffic lights are something the community has been lobbying for a long time. These items being stolen are there to ensure these works are completed and to protect people and by stealing them those responsible are compromising the safety of others.”

A Transport NI spokesman confirmed: “Work began recently on a £75,000 signalisation scheme at the Bradley Pass/ Glengalliagh Road junction.

“The contractor has had 27 traffic barrier boards stolen which were placed on site to protect the public while the works is ongoing. A concrete saw was also stolen from the site. Anyone with information regarding the theft of this equipment should contact PSNI.”