Waterside cannot become “No-go area”due to sectarian attacks -Jackson

Sinn Féin Councillor Christopher Jackson has condemned a sectarian attack on a teenager in the Waterside area of Derry on Saturday night.

Sinn Féin Waterside Councillor Christopher Jackson

The attack took place in the vicinity of Rossdowney Road .

Councillor Jackson said

“This must have been a very frightening experience for the young boy who was attacked and i hope he makes a speedy recovery.

“There can be no place for sectarianism in our City.

“Those responsible need to realise the possible consequences of their actions. At a time when communities in the Waterside are striving to cement peace and encourage reconciliation it would appear that there is a very small minority intent on living in the past.

“I have been warning over recent times about an increase in such attacks. And we cannot allow a situation that during the hours of darkness parts of the Waterside become no-go areas.

“I am calling on the PSNI to put in whatever resources are needed to counteract and apprehend those responsible for carrying out these attacks.