Posted on July 13, 2018
Seventy-four petrol bombs and two improvised explosive devices were thrown at officers on Thursday night, police said. Makeshift barricades were also set on fire on a number of roads. Police fired four plastic baton rounds in response. Three men, aged 18 and 22 and 50 were arrested, the 22-year-old for attempted murder. Petrol bombs were thrown towards police Land Rovers and at officers on the ground. The makeshift barricades were built and set on fire on the Lecky Road flyover and on Fahan Street. The PSNI said young children were among those involved in the trouble. Police closed sections of the walls overlooking the Bogside.