Irish Street pipe bomb attack condemned as 'despicable'

Wed, 18/07/2018 - 12:11 -- Editor

SDLP Council Group Leader for Derry & Strabane District Council Martin Reilly has said that the pipe bomb attack on a family home in Irish Street in the Waterside area on Tuesday evening is a disgrace.

Speaking after visiting the scene, Cllr Reilly said: “The motive for this attack is unclear, but what is crystal clear is that the outcome of this reckless attack could have been fatal.

“Speaking with a number of residents, many of whom have young families, it is clear they are very unnerved by last night’s events. In 2018, it is despicable that young children should be taken from their beds and placed in a local community centre for safety.

“This type of attack is not wanted or welcome in the area, and I would urge anyone with information to contact crimestoppers on 101.”