PSNI attacked carrying out investigation into child being knocked down

Derry Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has said the PSNI must be allowed to go about their work in connection with road traffic accidents.

He was speaking after the PSNI were attacked by stone throwers whilst they were carrying out investigations in a RTA in the Magowan Park area of Creggan on Sunday afternoon during which a four year old child was knocked down .The child has been taken to a hospital in Belfast.

Councillor Campbell said “I was shocked to get a call on Sunday afternoon to say that a young child had been knocked down in a traffic accident in the Magowan Park area of Cregggan .The child was taken to a hospital in Belfast  and at this time our thoughts and prayers are with the child’s family.

It is very worrying that during a follow up investigation into the accident the PSNI were attacked by a group of young people throwing stones. This caused disruption in the area not to mention a hindrance to the police investigation. I would make an appeal to parents that during such times that they make it their business to find out if their children are getting caught up in these stone throwing incidents.

Even during the worst days of the conflict people in the community always let the police go about their job of investigation such serious incidents unhindered.