Oakfield and Marlborough attacks condemned

Vandals attacked houses and cars in the Oakfield Drive area earlier this week.
Vandals attacked houses and cars in the Oakfield Drive area earlier this week.

Sinn Fein councillor, Colly Kelly, has condemned those behind a spate of vandalism attacks on homes and cars in the Oakfield and Marlborough areas of Derry earlier this week.

Some property was damaged during the attacks.

“The last thing any person wants to wake up to in the morning is to find that their home or family car has been vandalised overnight.

“In the current economic climate it is very hard to afford to keep a car on the road at the best of times and no one needs this extra expense of having to get their car re- sprayed or the upset of having to clean graffiti off their home.

I would urge anyone who seen anything suspicious in the early hours of Tuesday morning to contact the PSNI,” said Colr. Kelly.

Police at Strand Road are appealing for any information relating to the attacks.

Inspector Terry McKenna said nine houses and two vehicles had graffiti sprayed on them, while a further five vehicles were keyed, with scrapes along the sides.

In addition, a GPS system was taken from one vehicle and a radio from another.

This damage is believed to have been caused on Tuesday between 5am and 5.30am by three men. All properties were within the area of Creggan Road, Marlborough Street, Marlborough Road and Oakfield Drive.

Information can be given on the police non-emergency number, 101, or by calling the Crimestoppers Charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.