Explosive Device thrown at Police Creggan Londonderry
An explosive device has been thrown at police in the Rathmore Park area of Derry on the afternoon of Saturday 2nd June.
Police were conducting a search operation in the area when the device was thrown shortly before 5pm. Significant blast damage was caused to a police vehicle, however none of the police officers were injured. Stones were also thrown at Police in the area by a number of youths.
Inspector Jon Burrows said: "Those who carried out this attack have shown callous disregard for the safety of the local community and my officers. It is only by sheer good fortune that we do not have a fatality on our hands as this attack occurred in a built up residential area. My officers should be allowed to carry out their duties without the added pressure of misguided individuals intent on causing them harm.
"Anyone who has any information about this incident should contact police at Strand Road on 0845 600 8000. 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.”
Source: PSNI Website
Release Date -
04 Jun 2012
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