Sinn Fein councillors’ cars targeted in attacks

Pic courtesy of Colly Kelly
Pic courtesy of Colly Kelly

Two men have been arrested after the cars of two Sinn Fein councillors were attacked overnight in Derry.

Councillor Colly Kelly’s car was set on fire around 1:50am in Creggan while in a seperate incident just before 2:30am the front and rear windscreens of a car parked in the Oakbridge Park area belonging to councillor Sandra Duffy, were smashed.

Police say two men, aged aged 17 and 23 were arrested in the area of Oakbridge Park on suspicion of criminal damage and are currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

The latest attacks come only days after a paint bomb attack on the home of Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Yesterday , Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson revealed she has received a succession of bomb alerts at the home she shares with her 90-year-old mother.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the latest attacks to contact them via 101 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.

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