A delegation of Sinn Féin Councillors from the Moor and Ballyarnett wards have held a meeting with the PSNI regarding the latest upsurge in car crime, death driving and anti community activity in the city.
Councillor Colly Kelly who headed up the delegation said
“We felt it was very important that this meeting took place to relay the serious concerns from areas right across the city about the current wave of car crime.
It’s very clear the gangs behind this criminality are targeting homes and vehicles in one part of the city and then several hours later dumping and burning the vehicles particularly in the rural roads around Creggan.
We focused on the need for this to be a priority before someone is killed and called for a cross border strategy with An Garda Síochána as these gangs are using the back roads network between Derry and Donegal to carry out their death riding.
During the meeting we impressed on them that we are inundated with complaints from the public who feel not enough is being done to catch these criminals .They have assured us that they are making this a priority and that this is number one on the agenda with the neighbourhood teams at present.