Two men arrested in Derry after attacks on SF councillors’ cars


Two men have been arrested in Derry in connection with the latest in a series of attacks on the homes and properties of Sinn Fein representatives in the city. It follows attacks on cars belonging to two of the party's councillors.

Shortly before 1.50am, police received reports that a car parked in the Kildrum Gardens area of the City had been set on fire. Extensive damage was caused to the engine block of the car as a result. That car is the property of Cllr Collie Kelly.

Shortly before 2.30am it was reported that the front and rear windscreens of a car parked in the Oakbridge Park area of Shantallow were smashed. That car belongs to Cllr Sandra Duffy.

Two men aged 17 and 23 were arrested in the area of Oakbridge Park on suspicion of criminal damage and are currently in custody assisting police with their enquiries.

In recent days, there have also been incidents centred on the family homes of Deputy Fire Minister Martin Mc Guinness and Martina Anderson.

Foyle MLA Raymond Mc Cartney says the party will not be deterred from its work.