Galliagh car fire ‘outrage’

A car was set on fire in Galliagh on Tuesday.
A car was set on fire in Galliagh on Tuesday.

A car was set on fire in the Galliagh area of Derry in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (N.I.F.R.S.) were tasked to the scene of the fire, which took place on the Glengalliagh Road.

“N.I.F.R.S. received a call at 4.19a.m. to a report of a car on fire at the Glengalliagh Road area of the city on Tuesday morning,” a N.I.F.R.S. spokesperson said.

“One fire appliance from Northland Fire Station was deployed to the scene. Fire fighters used a hose reel jet to deal with the incident.”

N.I.F.R.S. finished at the scene at 4.41a.m. and the fire is being treated as deliberate.

Local Sinn Fein Councillor, Sandra Duffy, described the incident as an “outrage”.

“This is an outrage once again on our community with anti-community elements wrecking peoples’ hard earned property,” said Colr. Duffy.

“I was at the scene and I have contacted council to have the car removed.

“It is absolutely ridiculous that local children had to pass the burnt out car on their way to work and school,” she added.