Chair of the Environment and Regeneration committee on Derry City and Strabane District Council Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has appealed for attacks on the Councils Christmas decorations, trees and lights in Derry City centre to stop.
He was speaking after a number of vandalism incidents in recent weeks.
Councillor Kelly said “It’s very sad that I have to make a public appeal for these vandalism attacks to stop.
There have been five attacks on the Christmas trees in the city centre that we know of, two in Waterloo Place, two on the tree in the Guildhall and the most recent was on the one in the grass area beside the Guildhall on Monday night of this week.
A lot time, effort and ratepayers money is spent in making our city centre look its best for the festive season. The last thing we need is for these mindless attacks to take place.