Ulster Unionist member of the Policing Board Ross Hussey has warned those behind a series of attacks in Londonderry at the weekend that it is only a matter of time before they are caught and held to account for their crimes.
The Ulster Unionist MLA and Assembly spokesperson for Foyle said;
“Punishment shootings have no place in a normal society and I know the vast majority of people in Northern Ireland are appalled by these types of barbaric attacks.
“If these cowards think that covering their faces and inflicting their own skewed account of justice is helping the people in the city then they are greatly mistaken. They are thugs who have been appointed by no one but themselves and whose only impact is to spread fear through the communities they claim to help.
“I wish the men attacked on Saturday and Sunday evening a speedy recovery.
“Not content however with inflicting pain on members of the community, these criminals also attempted to cause pain and misery on the only lawful force there to help it - the PSNI.
“It is very fortunate that the pipe bomb missed the police patrol in the Creggan area, but it could have still ended with tragic circumstances as it bounced into a nearby garden.”