‘Reckless’ joyriders strike again

The burnt out car abandoned next to the statue at the roundabout in Galliagh.
The burnt out car abandoned next to the statue at the roundabout in Galliagh.

Those who engaged in episodes of joyriding across Carnhill and Galliagh over the weekend have been branded “reckless” by Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

A number of cars were abandoned following incidents across the estates in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

The latest incidents come on the back of joyrders setting fire to a car after abandoning it at a roundabout outside St Joseph’s Church in Galliagh last week.

Prior to this another car was left burned out in the Ballymagroarty area.

Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan, commenting after the latest incidents, said:

“There were a number incidents of so-called joy riding in the Carnhill and Galliagh areas in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Residents are rightly worried that someone will be seriously harmed by the actions of the reckless individuals involved in these car crimes.

Sinn Fein Councillor Tony Hassan.

“Residents are rightly worried that someone will be seriously harmed by the actions of the reckless individuals involved in these car crimes.

A number of cars were abandoned in the area. I am now hoping to get them removed as quickly as possible.”

Colr Hassan added: “It is vitally important that we identify and hold to account those responsible and I would encourage residents to provide us with any information which will assist us in removing these criminals from our streets.”

In another incident of anti-social behaviour over the weekend, the window of a home in the Altcar Park area was smashed.