Statement on attempted police officer attack

22 February 2017

Condemning those behind the attempted attack on a police officer in Londonderry, Policing Board Vice Chair Debbie Watters said:

“I am grateful that the evil intent of those responsible for leaving this device did not succeed.

This officer has had a very lucky escape but such activity reinforces the continuing threat that exists for our police officers both on and off duty.

As a community it is our responsibility to ensure those behind such activity are brought to justice and I would urge anyone with information to bring it to the police or anonymously through Crimestoppers.”