Galliagh trouble: ‘This behaviour is unacceptable’ - Police Chief

A Translink bus passes the smouldering remains of a barricade, after overnight trouble outside St. Paul's PS, Galliagh. DER4115MC041
A Translink bus passes the smouldering remains of a barricade, after overnight trouble outside St. Paul's PS, Galliagh. DER4115MC041

PSNI Superintendent has described the behaviour of youths who engaged in antisocial behaviour in Galliagh last night as “unacceptable”.

Supt. Mark McEwan said: ““It’s important to note that police were in the area carrying out searches to remove drugs from the streets when they were attacked by youths.

“The windscreen of a police landrover was damaged and paint bombs were thrown at police vehicles as officers then dealt with a number of incidents of anti-social behaviour and criminal damage in the Galliagh area.

“We are also investigating a report that a number of windows at a nearby primary school were broken.

“Police will continue to work with the local community to keep people safe and deal with issues of concern such as drug abuse and anti-social behaviour. Thankfully no one was hurt last night but this behaviour is simply unacceptable.”

Trouble erupted after police searched a property at Altcar Park last night and a 33 year old man and a 57 year old woman were arrested following the discovery of a small amount of suspected cannabis and what police believe to an imitation firearm.

Both have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

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