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Police officers attacked during Derry drugs bust

Police have come under attack from youths throwing stones damaging police vehicles in Londonderry.

It happened on Sunday night in the Carnhill area as officers carried out the search of a property.

There was a large police presence in the area with at one stage eight armoured Land Rovers in the area.

A number of items including suspected Class A and B controlled drugs, prescription medicines and drug paraphernalia, as well as a number of electronic storage devices were seized for further examination.

Police officers then came under attack from stone-throwing youths.

Detective Inspector Tom McClure from Reactive and Organised Crime Branch said: “This investigation is ongoing. We are committed to tackling illegal drugs and keeping communities safe.

"I would continue to appeal to members of the public to come forward with any information about the supply or use of illegal drugs by contacting police on the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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