Police attacked during interface trouble

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Police vehicles were attacked with missiles during disturbances at the Fountain/Bishop Street interface in Derry on Monday evening.

The PSNI were called to the area shortly after 7pm following reports that a number of petrol bombs had been thrown into the Fountain Estate from the Nailor’s Row area.

A number of missiles were then thrown at police vehicles at the scene.

A short time later bins were pulled onto Westland Street in the nearby Bogside area and set on fire.

“Police worked with community representatives and maintained a presence in the area throughout the evening,” a PSNI spokesperson said.

Foyle SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey condemned those responsible. “This is reckless behaviour and those involved are only causing harm to their own community and creating more fear for people living there.

“There is a high volume of older people living in the area and it’s not fair they are subjected to this,” he said.

Sinn Féin councillor Patricia Logue said those responsible harmed their own communities. “There can be no rolling back the clock on this, or allowing these recent incidents to fester. Sectarianism, from whatever quarter it comes from is wrong and Sinn Féin has been consistent in condemning it across the board,” she said.