Concern over upsurge in car crime – Campbell

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell commenting after an upsurge of car crime in the Creggan area of Derry over the Christmas holidays.

Councillor Campbell said it’s only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed if this continues.

He said “Over the Christmas holidays I been inundated with complaints from residents right across Creggan angry about an upsurge of car crime in the area.

“I have received complaints that cars were being driven erratically through the area late at night and that two vehicles had  been set on fire. It has also been reported to me that several cars have been damaged across the district in alleged hit and run incidents.

“All this is very worrying. There is a very small hard core of car criminals out there who have no regard for people or property. It’s only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed if this continues.

“The people of Creggan just want to be left in peace and quiet without all this taking place on their door step.

“I would urge anyone with information on those involved in car crime to bring it forward.