SDLP: Councillor Dobbins condemns joyriders

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins.

SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins.

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SDLP Councillor Angela Dobbins has condemned joyriders who crashed a stolen car into the garden of a Derry pensioner in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Cllr Dobbins said: “ This type of crime is on the rise in the local area and although the pensioner was asleep at the time she was very skaken by the incident. I would appeal to those that are partaking in these activities to take a step back and think of the consequences of their actions before it is too late because it will be only a matter of time before they cause a tragedy or serious injury to themselves or to innocent victims.

I am requesting the PSNI and local community wardens to step up measures to prevent further incidents of this kind. There is an element within our community that are intent to satisfy their need for thrills and they have no regard for the trail of hardship and turmoil they leave in their wake.”