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NIE van burned and workers threatened in Creggan

26 February, 2015 - by Kevin Campbell


Sinn Féin councillor has condemned threats against NIE staff in the Creggan area of Derry last night. 

Councillor Campbell said; 

“What happened to this worker in Creggan is absolutely disgraceful. I visited the scene and local residents are  very angry about what has gone here.

"NIE workers were in the Linsfort Drive area carrying out essential repairs when he was approached by a number of masked men and threatened and ordered to take a suspect device to Strand Road PSNI station.

"The workers  left the scene and the van was set on fire a short time later.

"People in Rinmore Drive are now without electricity and understandably NIE were not able to return last night. 

"The people behind this attack  need to step forward  and explain the rational behind it to this community."

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