Published On: Fri, Apr 19th, 2019

Northern Ireland news: Riots erupt in Derry causing clash with local police – shots fired | UK | News

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Reports of disturbances in Londonderry – also known as Derry – were reported on Thursday night in the Creggan area of the city. While police have appealed for “calm” there have been reports of shots being fired and petrol bombs being thrown. The reports come after trouble broke out following police raids on houses in the Mulroy Park and Galliagh areas.

Police superintendent Alan Hutton said: “We are currently responding to reports that a member of the public has been injured and I would appeal for calm.”

In this picture, rioters throw petrol bombs at police cars on the Creggan estate. 

The masked rioters can be seen throwing the petrol bombs at police as events continue to unfold. 

The picture also confirms that cars have been hijacked and burnt out as violence erupts on the streets of Londonderry. 

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Armed police arrived on the scene in order to help deal with the trouble. 

Reports have confirmed that multiple petrol bombs were thrown at police vehicles. 

There have also been reports that masked gunmen had opened fire on members of the police service.

As of yet, this has not been confirmed. 

An armed gunman stands at the scene of violent riots at the Creggan Estate. 

The police are now terming the event as a “terrorist incident”.

Police have confirmed that a murder inquiry is in place. 

Police had also reported that a 29-year-old woman has been killed. 

Onlookers watch as a car burns in Londonderry. 

The local police tried to keep control of the situation as violence engulfed the area. 

There have been no further reports of casualties in the area. 

The police remain in the area as it stands. 

Police remain on the road as fire blazes. 

Fireworks were also thrown at the police as they arrived on the scene. 

Police now have Fanad Drive in Creggan cordoned off following the shooting of a 29-year-old woman. 

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