Shots fired at police in Derry

Shots have been fired at police officers by suspected dissident republicans in Derry.

Police responded to a report that a car had been abandoned in a grassy area off the Glen Road on Wednesday night.

After arranging for the stolen car to be recovered, the officers were shot at as they returned to their vehicle. No one was injured.

Superintendent Chris Yates said: “I have no doubt this was an attempt to kill a police officer. We are very fortunate that no-one was injured.”

Police have appealed for witnesses to the gun attack.

SDLP MLA Pat Ramsey said dissident republicans had attempted to lure the officers into an ambush. Read more in tomorrow’s Derry Journal