Vans burned in Bogside arson attacks

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Two vehicles have been burned in arson attacks in Derry’s Bogside.

Police say they were called to the scene at around 4:20am this morning. They say they were faced with a ‘hostile crowd.’

“At around 4.20am Police and fire crews were called to reports of a white van on fire at Meenan Square and another white ‘pizza’ van on fire at Lisfannon Park. The vans had been parked there overnight,” a PSNI spokeswoman said.

“A hostile crowd gathered while Police were in the area.”

Police area appealing for anyone who witnessed the attack or has any information to contact Police at Strand Road station on 0845 600 8000 or call Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.