Northern Ireland

25 petrol bombs thrown during riot in Fountain, Derry

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Media captionResidents say they have been attacked every night

About 25 petrol bombs were thrown during rioting in the Fountain area of Londonderry on Friday night, police have said.

The trouble broke out at about 19:30 BST with nationalist youths throwing stones in the area.

When police arrived, petrol bombs were thrown towards their vehicles and the Fountain estate.

Bins and rubbish were pulled onto Leckey Road flyover and set alight. About 40 youths were involved.

There were no reports of any injuries or arrests and the area was reported calm by midnight.

PSNI area commander, Chief Inspector Jon Burrows, said: "I would urge all parents to know the whereabouts of their children and to ensure they are safe and not involved in incidents like we saw in the Fountain area last night.

"The possibility of serious injury or death is very real when lethal weapons such as petrol bombs are thrown.

"The disorder in the area also put members of the community at risk as emergency services vehicles were unable to access certain areas of the city for a time last night."