Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 2 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C
PA Wire/PA Images A fire near the site of the petrol bomb attack.

Appeal for information on 'shocking' video of teen throwing petrol bomb at van

The incident happened last week in Derry.

POLICE IN DERRY have appealed for information into a video shared on social media that shows a teenager throwing a petrol bomb at a van.

The incident happened around 8.30pm on 12 July on the city’s Lecky Road.

In the video, a young man can be seen throwing the crudely made explosive at the van from point-blank range.

Luckily, the explosion was minimal and the van driver escaped injury.

A PSNI statement says:

“Police in Derry are making a fresh appeal for information in relation to a shocking incident which has recently been circulated via a video clip on social media.

“This was a particularly shocking incident and police would appeal for any information surrounding this.

“We are appealing to any members of public with any information to phone 101 quoting reference number 964 of 13/07/18. Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

The trouble broke out after Twelfth of July marches made their way across the city earlier in the day.

Three people were arrested in the disturbances. Two improvised explosive devices were thrown at police officers in what the PSNI called a “prolonged and sustained attack”. 74 petrol bombs were thrown.

Your Voice
Readers Comments
This is YOUR comments community. Stay civil, stay constructive, stay on topic. Please familiarise yourself with our comments policy here before taking part.
Leave a Comment
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.

    Leave a commentcancel