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Derry dangerous Petrol bomb, wooden planks and iron bars thrown at PSNI officers during disturbances in Derry

Police managed to seize some of the masonry equipment before it was used again

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A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in Belfast.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in Belfast.

A Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) patrol car equipped with Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras in Belfast.

The PSNI are appealing for information after a petrol bomb was thrown at police in Derry last night.

It was reported that shortly after 7:20pm the number of people had gathered in the Tullymore Road area of the city.

When officers arrived to disperse the crowd, around 40 gathered individuals began to throw items at the police including wooden planks and iron bars.

During the disturbance it was reported that a petrol bomb was thrown at a parked police vehicle but didn't strike it.

Other bits of masonry were thrown at the police during the violence, however there were no reports of any injuries.

The police were able to seize some of the projectiles during the incident stopping them from being used again as weapons.

A PSNI spokesperson said: “We will continue to work alongside local representatives and partner agencies, but it is disappointing that some people continue to disregard our repeated warnings.

“Those people who choose to engage in criminal and anti-social behaviour must understand it is unacceptable and must stop. People have a right to live in peace and to feel safe in their communities.

“Parents and guardians have an important obligation to speak to keep young people safe by knowing where they are going and who they are with. Young people must understand the dangers of getting involved in behaviour which could result in injuring themselves, others, or ultimately, a criminal record.

“Police officers are now reviewing the latest CCTV recordings to identify those involved. Where appropriate, we will make arrests and put people before the courts.”

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