Majority of security gates on Derry’s walls to be removed

fordMost of the security gates in Derry's walls are to be removed, Justice Minister David Ford has announced.

Eleven of the 16 gates will be taken down over the next few weeks with an additional £28,000 in CCTV coverage to be installed.

However the gates where Bishop Street passes under the walls at the Fountain Estate will remain.

And David Ford said the move will help visitors to the 2013 City of Culture enjoy their stay without the "blight" of the security gates: