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23/09/2021

Police remain in the Bogside area tonight as land rovers come under continuing attack from crowds throwing petrol bombs and missiles

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The PSNI has said that its officers are still out on the ground in the Bogside area of Derry tonight dealing with disorder and attacks on vehicles. Petrol bombs have been thrown at police land rovers in the Lecky Road and Fahan Street areas. In a statement issued a short time ago, the PSNI has said that despite the ongoing disorder which has seen its officer targeted by automatic gunfire and pipe bombs, it has been continuing duties such as helping vulnerable people in need of urgent assistance and aiding in the search for missing people. "In addition, we have been responding to victims of crime and numerous reports from vulnerable people in need of urgent assistance. "Over the past few days police officers in the city have been repeatedly targeted with missiles including petrol bombs, but despite this they have continued to deliver a policing service and deal with calls ranging from domestic abuse to drugs, as well as carrying out searches for missing people and provide assistance to our colleagues in the other emergency and rescue services. "We know that the majority of people in our community abhor the violence we have seen on the streets over recent days and support us in our efforts to bring it to an end."

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