Praise from police for community efforts

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Derry’s police chief has praised the reaction of the local community in the aftermath of Sunday night’s attempted bomb attack.

Cheif superintendent Steven Martin said the incident showed the best and worst of the city.

He said those responsible for planting the bomb reflected the worst of the city as they knew that many people - including pensioners from Alexander House - would be evacuated from their homes.

“We also saw the people of the city rally around and get together. Political representatives, clergy, City Centre Initiative, and the staff of the Tower Hotel, came together to find accommodation for the older people from Alexander House.

“While we say the worst of the city we also saw the best of the city through the efforts of these people,” he said.

He also appealed for anyone with information on the incident to contact the police.