UUP's Darren Guy appeals for calm after shooting and stabbing in Derry

A Derry councillor has appealed for calm after a police officer was stabbed and man shot in the Waterside.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Sunday, 18th April 2021, 3:08 pm
Darren Guy

UUP Alderman Darren Guy said he hoped both parties make a full recovery.

The Police Ombudsman’s Office has said it is investigating the incident that occurred in Celandine Court in Top of the Hill on Saturday night.

Ald. Guy urged people to allow a full investigation to take place.

“I am aware of an incident in the Gobnascale area of the Waterside on Saturday night in which a male sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and a police officer sustained a knife wound to their arm and head," he said.

The PSNI earlier confirmed that officers had responded to a report of concern for safety for a man at an address in Celandine Court.

“Hopefully, the injured parties will make a full recovery. I would appeal for calm at this time to allow for a proper investigation to take place unabated.”

“Police and the Ombudsman are continuing to carry out inquiries in the area and I would appeal to anyone with any information in regards to the incident, to contact the witness appeal line on 0800 0327 880," said Ald. Guy.