02/07/2018

PSNI Urged To 'Make Sure Fountain Area Is Protected'

The DUP have called on the PSNI to "make sure the Fountain area is protected" following a sustained period of disorder.

According to reports, a number of petrol bombs have been thrown over the interface wall into the Fountain area as well as paint bombs thrown from the city's walls.

Making the call, DUP Leader Arlene Foster, said: "I've been in the Fountain area many times and met the good people of that community. This is not the first time they have been targeted in this sectarian manner. It is to be condemned but I also want to see the police providing more assistance to the community who are effectively being besieged in their own homes. This campaign of hate must be halted."
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DUP Foyle MLA Gary Middleton, added: "These attacks on the residents of the Fountain area must end. Residents want to live in peace with their neighbours. Alongside my colleague Alderman Graham Warke, the PSNI have been contacted and urged to do all they can to ensure that the attacks are stopped and that those responsible are dealt with.

"Sadly, many of those directly involved are young children. It is clear that even more sinister individuals are encouraging this activity within republican communities. I call for leadership in those communities. These attacks must be condemned. Everyone should do all they can to help build on the positive work being carried out within communities."

(MH/LM)

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