Community workers are set to call to homes to make parents aware of what their children are up to following recent incidents in Galliagh.

This news comes following incidents which forced youth workers to withdraw from Galliagh last night after they and their premises came under attack from young people.

"Two staff from Off The Streets were hit with stones and the office door broken," said Martin Connolly, community activist.

Foyle MLA Elisha McCallion has condemned the 'totally disgraceful behaviour' of the youths.

"Off the Streets and their workers have been providing a first class service to the people of Galliagh and beyond for 20 years.

"Seriously, I urge all parents to please have a chat with your children and emphasise that this is an attack on their own community. We will not tolerate anymore of this type of behaviour," she said.

"These staff are youth workers and are a vital resource for hundreds of other young people across the area, they now have been withdrawn from street work and we are appealing once again to parents and others in the community to help prevent these incidents," said Connolly.

Connolly said that the Outer North Community Safety Team will be addressing the matter and while they are aware that some of the young people do not live in Galliagh, community workers will be calling to homes.

Speaking on BBC Radio Foyle, SDLP Councillor for the area Brian Tierney said that the PSNI should be doing more.

He said that the youths involved are between the ages of 11 and 14.

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