Sinn Féin Councillor Elisha McLaughlin has described those involved in the theft of home heating oil as being below contempt.
Her comments follow a number of reported thefts of home heating oil in the greater Galliagh areas in recent days. Colr Elisha McLaughlin said: “The theft of home heating oil seems to be the latest target of unscrupulous criminals. There have been a number of thefts of heating oil over recent days from homes in the area.
“With the cost of home heating oil so expensive, having oil stolen is causing severe hardship to many families who can not afford to refill their tanks and is the last thing anyone needs particularly coming up to Christmas.”