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19/09/2021

Derry councillor calls for legal action against sellers of illegal fireworks after vehicles come under attack on Lecky Road Flyover

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Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy has called for legal action to be taken against those selling illegal fireworks in Derry. She was speaking after a number of incidents in and around the Lecky Road Flyover on Wednesday night when fireworks were fired at passing cars. She said: "It’s over a month to Halloween and already we have been receiving complaints about fireworks and bangers being let off in and around the Flyover. “On Wednesday night fireworks were being thrown at passing cars travelling up and down the flyover. It was a very frightening experience for motorists and passengers caught up in all this. “A lot of positive work has been done in Derry over the last number of years to deal with the issue of selling illegal fireworks. And the availability of these dangerous items has been reduced. "But sadly there are those out there who have no regard for local community and continue to be involved in this illegal trade. “I call on those who are engaged in this type of activity to stop and reflect on how their actions can cause serious injuries and harm. And urge anyone who has information to bring it forward to the police and those selling the fireworks need to be brought before the courts."

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