Shots fired and petrol bombs thrown in Creggan disturbance

Petrol bombs have been thrown and shots fired in Londonderry.

Police said a member of the public has been injured and appealed for calm after disturbances in the Creggan area of the city.

The force tweeted: “Police are appealing for calm after a number of shots have been fired and petrol bombs thrown in the Creggan area of Derry.”

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A burning car in Creggan, Londonderry (Niall Carson/PA)

Gary Middleton, a DUP former deputy mayor of Derry City Council and current Member of the Legislative Assembly, tweeted: “Disgraceful scenes of violence in the Creggan estate tonight.

“PSNI and members of the public being put in danger by unrepresentative thugs intent on destroying communities.”

Supt Alan Hutton said: “We are currently responding to reports that a member of the public has been injured and I would appeal for calm.”

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