Sinn Féin councillors visit Creggan attack victim

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Sinn Féin Councillors Colly Kelly and Kevin Campbell visited the home of a woman who was the victim of an attack in a laneway between Creggan Heights and Ballymagowan just before 9pm on Friday.

Colr. Kelly said both he and Colr. Campbell were disgusted at what happened to the woman and called on anyone with information to report it immediately.

“I called to the home of the woman attacked on Friday along with fellow councillor, Kevin Campbell. We just wanted to show our support and ensure that she was getting whatever other support that she may need.

“Like everyone in the local community we were shocked and disgusted at news of the attack,” he said.

Colr. Kelly added: “That shock and disgust turned to anger when we saw the way in which the woman had been left as a result of the attack.

“Whoever was behind this attack needs to be caught and brought to justice.

“If anyone has any information I would appeal for them to bring it forward.”

SDLP MLA for Foyle, Pat Ramsey, also condemned the attack on the woman.

“I was shocked and deeply disgusted to learn of this incredibly vicious attack on a woman in the Creggan area of the city last night.

“The woman was using a local laneway when she was attacked and has sustained cuts to her face and head. This was a terrifying and savage assault that has had a profound impact on the victim and her family.”

Mr. Ramsey added: “This is a laneway often used by local people, and especially children. Those behind the attack are brutal thugs who have no regard for the people they hurt nor for this community.

“I would appeal to anyone who may have any information whatsoever to bring it to the police or to contact me and I will bring it to the police if they would feel more comfortable.

“We need to make sure that these violent and dangerous thugs are brought to justice as soon as possible.”