Galliagh trouble: ‘This behaviour is unacceptable’ - Police Chief

A Translink bus passes the smouldering remains of a barricade, after overnight trouble outside St. Paul's PS, Galliagh. DER4115MC041
A Translink bus passes the smouldering remains of a barricade, after overnight trouble outside St. Paul's PS, Galliagh. DER4115MC041
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PSNI Superintendent has described the behaviour of youths who engaged in antisocial behaviour in Galliagh last night as “unacceptable”.

Supt. Mark McEwan said: ““It’s important to note that police were in the area carrying out searches to remove drugs from the streets when they were attacked by youths.

“The windscreen of a police landrover was damaged and paint bombs were thrown at police vehicles as officers then dealt with a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the Galliagh area.

“We are also investigating a report that a number of windows at a nearby primary school were broken.

“Police will continue to work with the local community to keep people safe and deal with issues of concern such as drug abuse and anti-social behaviour. Thankfully no one was hurt last night but this behaviour is simply unacceptable.”

Trouble erupted after police searched a property at Altcar Park last night and a 33 year old man and a 57 year old woman were arrested following the discovery of a small amount of suspected cannabis and what police believe to an imitation firearm.

Both have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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