Disgust over vandals tampering with Peace Bridge lifebelts

A Derry councillor has expressed dismay after vandals tampered with life-belts on the city's Peace Bridge.

Friday, 4th November 2016, 8:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:56 pm

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell slammed those responsible after receiving confirmation from Foyle Search and Rescue that lifebelts were removed and tampered with on the bridge over recent weeks.

“I am disgusted that someone has been tampering with the lifebelts on the Peace Bridge,” he said.

“It’s a very sad state of affairs that anyone would even contemplate doing this sort of thing. I saw throughout my year as Mayor the work and dedication of the volunteers of Foyle Search and Rescue and the importance of having lifebelts along the riverfront and the Peace Bridge.

“I would urge anyone with information on the culprits to contact the PSNI straight away,” said Mr Campbell.