Sinn Féin Councillor Tina Burke has condemned an incident of arson that occurred in Ballymagowan on Monday.
Councillor Burke said,
“I’ve been contacted by residents in Ballymagowan who are rightly concerned at this incident , when wheelie bins were deliberately set alight next to a fence, causing significant damage.
“The family were alerted to the fire by neighbours and luckily we are not looking at a more serious situation where people could have been injured or worse.
“Recent times have shown the community here in Creggan rally together to support and help one another as we tackle the current pandemic,so this is last sort of thing we want to see happening in the area.
“If anyone has any information they should give it to the relevant authorities, and I would urge residents to be vigilant and put their bins away where it is possible.”