59-year-old man charged with riot, assault on police and theft in connection with Easter riots in predominantly unionist Tullyally

A 59-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating the rioting that took place in the predominantly unionist Tullyally estate in Derry at Easter.

Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 11:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th June 2021, 11:48 am

A man, aged 59, was arrested and charged with riot, assault on police and theft. He is due to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court on July 14.

He is the sixth person to have been charged in relation to the serious public disorder that took place in Tullyally at Easter.

Chief Superintendent Darrin Jones said: “This disorder that occurred over a number of nights had a significant impact on the local community. On one night damage was caused to a care home resulting in a night of fear and distress for those vulnerable residents. On responding to calls from the community police came under attack from masonry, bottles, petrol bombs and fireworks leaving a dozen officers with injuries.

Police charge sixth person in connection with Tullyally riots.
Police charge sixth person in connection with Tullyally riots.

“Over the last few months detectives have arrested and charged six people suspected of being involved. Disorder of any nature impacts negatively on the local community and ties up police resources that are needed elsewhere. We will continue to work with the community to prevent further incidents of this nature."

Five other boys and men aged 16, 17, 18, 24 and 25, have also been charged in connection with the same period of disorder.