Martin McGuinness urges people not to celebrate death of Margaret Thatcher

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness has said people should not celebrate the death of Margaret Thatcher.

The former prime minister died yesterday aged 87 after suffering a stroke while staying at the Ritz hotel in central London.

"Street parties" were held in Derry, West Belfast and in other parts of the UK last night.

In a tweet, the Norths Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said people should "resist celebrating the death of Margaret Thatcher".

He also added that she was not a peacemaker but it is a mistake to allow her death to poison our minds.

The PSNI have said it's making inquiries after a disturbance in the area around Free Derry Corner at 7 o clock yesterday evening.

Petrol bombs were thrown at police. No damage was caused and there were no injuries.