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Device thrown at police vehicle in Londonderry

Category: Northern Ireland

Published: 2nd Jun 2012 19:00:14

A hand-held explosive device has been thrown at a police vehicle during a PSNI operation into serious crime in Londonderry.

It happened just before 17:00 BST on Saturday while police were conducting drug-related searches in Rathmore Park.

Significant damage was caused to the vehicle, but no officers were injured.

Stones were also thrown at police in the area by a number of youths.

Insp Jon Burrows said: "Those who carried out this attack have shown callous disregard for the safety of the local community and my officers," he said.

"It is only by sheer good fortune that we do not have a fatality on our hands as this attack occurred in a built up residential area.

"My officers should be allowed to carry out their duties without the added pressure of misguided individuals intent on causing them harm.

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