Speaking after a series of bomb warnings at Sinn Féin offices and homes of representatives in the city, Mr McCartney said;
“A series of threats and bomb warnings have been made against Sinn Féin offices in Derry as well as to the homes of elected representatives.
“This comes after threats against my party colleagues Mickey Brady and Conor Murphy in Newry and Armagh and the cowardly attack on the home of Martin McGuinness here in Derry.
“Clearly the people behind this are intent on intimidating our party activists and disrupting the services we provide to all the public.
“It is an attempt by negative elements to disrupt what has been a positive election campaign, highlighting all that is positive in the city.
“Sinn Féin will not be intimidated by these threats and we have continued with our work of providing first-class constituency services to all in the community.”