Sinn Féin meets PSNI over Derry shootings
A Sinn Féin delegation met with senior police officers in Derry this morning to discuss a spate of recent shootings across the city. The Sinn Féin delegation included Elisha McCallion MP and Raymond McCartney MLA.
Speaking after the meeting, Sinn Féin Justice Spokesperson Raymond McCartney, reiterated a call for the "PSNI to get to grips with armed gangs".
Raymond McCartney said:
"Sinn Féin today met with the PSNI to discuss the ongoing shootings and incidents across the city in recent months.
“This has included a number of young men being shot in the legs; shots being fired into houses, and armed gangs attempting to enter homes.
“I made it clear to the PSNI that they must step up to the mark and tell the public exactly what they are doing about these incidents, and that needs to go beyond giving stock answers.
“I also highlighted the very serious questions that are emerging about how the PSNI is handling these incidents. There is a growing perception in the community that these armed gangs are operating with impunity.
“The community has rejected these attacks, there is no place for guns on the streets of our city.
"Sinn Féin will continue to engage with the PSNI in the time ahead to ensure progress is made in bringing these attacks to an end before someone loses their life.”