Vandals attack primary school and boxing club in Galliagh

Mon, 10/08/2015 - 13:20 -- Editor

SDLP Foyle MLA Colum Eastwood has condemned those behind attacks on St Paul’s Primary School and St Joseph’s Boxing Club in the Galliagh area of Derry over the weekend.

He said:

“I was shocked to see the destruction left in the wake of vandals attacking St Paul’s Primary and the local boxing club over the weekend. Those behind it have attacked vital community facilities and have left local people to pick up the pieces.

“I visited St Paul’s recently and was hugely impressed by the fantastic community work which the school, its staff and pupils have undertaken. That includes the eco-garden project which had given Primary 1-3 children a real sense of community pride. The equipment for that project has now been destroyed and it’s local children who have lost out.

“Those responsible for these attacks have only harmed their own communities and I would encourage anyone with any information to pass it to the police.

“I have no doubt that the school and boxing club will prove their strength and resilience over the coming weeks. We have offered our full support and will do all we can to help in the days and weeks ahead.