17-year-old arrested and 15 petrol bombs seized as Derry police attacked for third consecutive night in Tullyally

Petrol bombs and masonry have been thrown at police for the third successive night in the Tullyally area of Derry.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:37 am
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Fifteen petrol bombs were seized and a 17-year-old arrested on Wednesday by police who have asked parents and guardians to talk to their children after a third night of disorder.

A number of youths were involved in the disorder, which began at around 8pm and involved petrol bombs and masonry being thrown a police and fires being lit. One officer at the scene was struck by masonry, but was able to continue with their duties.

A 17-year-old male arrested on suspicion of riotous behaviour has since been released on bail pending further enquiries. Officers also seized 15 petrol bombs from the area.

Derry Councillor Christopher Jackson calls for unionist leadership after third night of low level rioting in TullyallyChief Inspector Bob Blemmings said: “Young people engaging in this type of criminal behaviour are risking, not only their own safety, but they also face the possibility of a criminal conviction.

"This is the third consecutive night we have witnessed these reckless attacks which are harming the local community. We would appeal to parents and guardians to make sure their children are not getting drawn in to activity that will bring them to the attention of police.

“We will continue to work alongside local representatives and partner agencies to ensure local residents can live in peace.”