Foyle MP condemns attack on SDLP councillor’s car

Sinn Féin Foyle MP Elisha McCallion has condemned an attempted arson attack on a car belonging to SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney in Galliagh on Friday night.

The Foyle MP who visited the Tierney home following the attack last night said

“Firstly I would like to offer my full to support to Brian and his family following this attempted arson attack on the family car.

What happened last night was not only an attempt to intimidate an elected representative and his family but also threatening and intimidating the entire community by anti democratic groups.

Elected representatives have to be able to go about their work and the cut and thrust of politics without being targeted in this way.

I would urge anyone with information on this attack to contact the police.