The Chair of the Policing Board has condemned those responsible for the violence directed against officers in the Creggan area last night.
“The ferocity of violence and disorder directed against police officers during this search operation is condemned by the Board, and must be condemned right across the community. Our thoughts are with all the officers injured.
Police have said the material seized during the operation was likely to be used in attacks against the police and we are grateful that these items are now out of the hands of those who would wish to cause serious harm.
Despite the recent challenges faced within policing, the Board very much recognises and appreciates that all the officers and staff of the PSNI continue to deliver an essential public service to the community and deserve everyone’s support.”