Thirteen arrested after night of Derry violence

A hijacked car is set alight at the bottom of the Lecky Road flyover during disturbances in Derry's Bogside on Tuesday evening. [150711SML1]

A hijacked car is set alight at the bottom of the Lecky Road flyover during disturbances in Derry's Bogside on Tuesday evening. [150711SML1]

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Police have arrested thirteen people after a night of trouble in Derry.

Petrol bombs and bricks were thrown at the PSNI in the Bogside while trouble flared in other parts of the city including Gobnascale and Ardmore.

A 14-year-old boy was among those arrested.

Foyle MP Mark Durkan branded the violence “senseless.”

“This activity is utterly mindless and senseless.

“I appeal to those involved in this behaviour to stop it immediately and also to the many young people not directly involved in the rioting, but who come along out of curiosity, not to give these rioters an audience or encouragement,” he said.