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Search carried out into reports of shots fired at Derry bonfire

Police have carried out a search as they proceed to analyze studies that pictures have been fired at a nationalist bonfire in Londonderry.

It was reported that pictures have been fired on the bonfire within the Meenan Sq. space of the Bogside in Derry at about 11.20pm on Monday.

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Chief Inspector Michael O’Mortgage stated: “A search was carried out within the space this morning.

A nationalist bonfire is prepared in the Bogside area of Londonderry (PA)
A nationalist bonfire is ready within the Bogside space of Londonderry (PA)

“Quite a few gadgets have been seized which at the moment are topic to forensic examination.

“This incident is reported to have occurred at across the time the bonfire in Meenan Sq. had been lit after we know there was numerous folks within the neighborhood – an act that will be past reckless when so many individuals have been current.

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“We’re urging anybody with info, or captured footage, which can help our investigation to name us 101, quoting reference quantity 2217 of 15/08/22.”

Police are additionally investigating the inserting of things on the pyre, together with political materials, flags and poppy wreaths, as potential hate crimes.

They stated they have been making an attempt to establish these accountable, including that potential offences embrace the theft and destruction of political materials, flags, banners, hate slogans and poppy wreaths.

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