Derry urged to shop drug dealers


Police in Derry have launched a fresh drive to gather information on drug dealing in the city.

A new leaflet has been drawn up with local Neighbourhood Officers stating that they are “concerned about street level drug dealing and the effect it is having on the quality of life” in local areas. Police have also pointed to the “devastating impact” drugs can have on the community.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “We want to work with you to make your community safer if you witness drug dealing in your area report it to police immediately; give a description of those involved; give full details of the incident and location; give the identity of the culprits if known.”

The spokesperson also issued a warning over the dangers of taking illegal drugs.

“Parents need to be responsible, knowing where their children are and what they are doing.

“You ng people who take illegal drugs may get into situations or activities that they would not normally dream of doing.

“In turn this type of behaviour has the potential to seriously affect the quality of life for many residents in a community.”

People have been urged to contact police with information on drug dealing on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.