PSNI receive reports shots fired in Galliagh

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  • A 17 year-old is arrested and later released
  • PSNI used CS irritant spray
  • PSNI investigating reports shots fired

The PSNI are investigating reports that shots were fired during disturbances in Galliagh on Wednesday evening.

At approximately 9.50pm on Wednesday, police attended the Leafair Gardens area of Derry following reports of youths causing a disturbance.

Police used CS irritant spray to bring the situation under control.

A 17 year-old was arrested for disorderly behaviour. He was later released to be reported to the PPS.

Whilst in attendance at this disturbance police vehicles came under attack by youths throwing heavy masonry. Two police vehicles were substantially damaged. There were no injuries sustained.

Police also received reports in the early hours of Thursday morning that shots had been fired in the Leafair area of Derry at approximately 11.20pm. Enquiries are continuing into these reports.

I would appeal to anyone who has any information about these incidents to contact police on the non-emergency number 101

PSNI Inspector Jonathan Cooke

Inspector Jonathan Cooke said: “I would appeal to anyone who has any information about these incidents to contact police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”