Bishop Hegarty appeals for an end to violent campaign

The Bishop of Derry, Most Rev Dr Seamus Hegarty, called on those responsible for planting Sunday night’s bomb to end their campaign of violence.

Speaking yesterday, Dr Hegarty said; “I was shocked at the reckless disregard for the sanctity of human life demonstrated by the planting of a bomb at Bishop Street on Sunday evening.

“This attack caused untold anxiety to the local residents, including elderly and vulnerable people in Alexander House. There was a stark contrast between the irresponsible behaviour of those who planted the bomb and the care shown by those who looked after the elderly and others who were evacuated from their homes.

“I again appeal to those involved in bombings and shootings to reflect on the consequences of their actions and to respect the wishes of the overwhelming majority of people in our city who desire to live in peace.”