A DUP delegation today met with the PSNI to discuss the upsurge of paramilitary violence in Derry recently.

A Foyle DUP spokesperson said “Today the DUP met with senior PSNI officers on a number of issues including the current level of paramilitary activity and the increase of attacks in communities.

"It is vital that those involved in the recent shootings and pipe bombs are held accountable and are brought to justice.

"We welcome the fact that there have been a number of successes in the fight against drugs and this year to date 280 people have been held accountable.

"We would encourage people to continue to feed important information to the PSNI. This information has proven to be invaluable in dealing with crime. Anti Social Behaviour, burglaries, assaults and hate crimes were also discussed at length.

"There is an overall decrease in criminal activity although the work must continue to address the issues faced by our constituents.

"We encourage people to contact the PSNI on 101 to report suspicious activity.”

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