VIDEO - Cancer van attacked with paint in Creggan

An Action Cancer van attacked with paint in the early hours of Monday morning.

The man who drives the van lives in the Bligh’s Lane area.

An Action Cancer had paint thrown over it in Creggan in the early hours of Monday morning.

An Action Cancer had paint thrown over it in Creggan in the early hours of Monday morning.

The man, who asked not to be named, said he couldn’t understand why anyone would want to target the van.

“I have no idea why anyone would want to do this,” he said.

“This van is an important resource for the charity. It helps people all over the North who are affected by cancer.

“I didn’t even report the incident to the police because if I had I wouldn’t have been able to get out on the road this morning [Monday] and use the van to help people.”

The man made a point of thanking a local car wash business who cleaned the paint from the van.

“Fair play to the men at Soapy Joes on the Foyle Road - they cleaned the van for me. I went to give them some money but they wouldn’t take a penny off me.”

Local Sinn Fein Councillor for the area, Kevin Campbell condemned the attack.

“There is not one family in Derry who have not been impacted by cancer so for someone to attack an Action Cancer is despicable.

“This van provides an essential service to cancer sufferers all over.

“This type of behaviour should be condemned - the people behind this attack should stop this type of behaviour immediately.”