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23/09/2021

Derry councillor warns of dangers at Foyle College site as youths break in vandalising and climbing on roofs

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SDLP Councillor Shauna Cusack has warned that there could be a serious accident or worse as youths continue to access the old Foyle College site. Cllr Cusack said: "I have been alerted by residents of Kylemore Park, which backs onto the old school that children have been witnessed vandalising and climbing on the roof of the main building over the weekend. This is a very concerning safety issue and could result in a serious injury or worse. "I had highlighted the problem to the Education Authority and the PSNI earlier in the year and Estate Services were contracted to monitor the site. The PSNI also agreed to increase their patrols. "Unfortunately, because the site is so open it is a difficult task. I have therefore alerted the relevant bodies about what’s occurring and would appeal to parents to do what they can to deter their children from the area. The Community Safety Wardens are also on board with the issue and will do what they can to help. "Meanwhile I would ask that if anyone sees any activity on the site to report it immediately, you could prevent a tragedy." Meanwhile, Broadbridge Primary School in Eglinton have also asked for vigilance at their school following teens breaking into a school building site on Monday evening and attempting to operate heavy machinery.

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