Creggan deprived? I’m not so sure...

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Sir,

According to the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, Derry’s Creggan estate has a “disproportionately high level of social deprivation”.

Indeed, recent research revealed that the area features in the top two per cent of socially-deprived wards in the North.

If this is indeed the case, can someone explain the proliferation of quad bikes - the cheapest of which, apparently, retails at a whopping £1,000 - on the estate?

While we’re at it, the use of quad bikes and scramblers is a daily occurrence in certain parts of the city and their use - or should that be misuse - is causing a noise nuisance and harassment to local people.

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