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Fresh appeal over ‘shocking’ petrol bomb video

The video shared on social media caught a rioter throwing a petrol bomb at a moving van in Derry. Credit: PA

Police are making a fresh appeal for information as they investigate a video posted on social media showing a rioter throwing a petrol bomb at a van in Londonderry.

The incident happened as a white van travelled down the Lecky Road, near the Bogside Inn, at about 8.30pm on 12 July.

The video caught the moment the lit petrol bomb hit the windscreen of the moving van, while an onlooker reprimanded the person – wearing a hoodie – who threw it.

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A PSNI spokesperson said: “This was a particularly shocking incident and police would appeal for any information surrounding this.”

Dissident republicans have been blamed for orchestrating violent disorder that broke out over six nights running in Derry.

Anyone with information can contact police on the 101 number, or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.