PICTURE: The tyres that were dumped in Galliagh yesterday by a man in a white van.

The police in Derry have revealed that a motorbike was set on fire during disturbances in Galliagh last night.

The incident occurred after a man in a white van dumped dozens of tyres close to Linear Park, which children then used to make a bonfire.

The anti-social behaviour then began shortly after 9pm last night.

Sergeant Adrian Brogan said: “Police attended and found that between 15 and 20 young people had gathered and had a number of tyres and pallets at two sites in a field close to Galliagh Park .

“The pallets, tyres and a motorbike were subsequently set on fire and missiles were thrown. Police monitored the situation during the evening.”

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