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Police move into interface estate to prevent second night of violence in Londonderry

Police have once again moved into an interface area in Londonderry after youths were seen throwing bottles into the Fountain Estate.

A PSNI spokesperson, posting on social media, said: "Unfortunately there has already been one attack on the Fountain Estate, D/LD this evening. 

"Police resources are now moving in to protect people and evidence gathering teams have been deployed. If you can see the camera the camera can see you."

DUP councillor David Ramsey posted a video on social media on Sunday evening appearing to show hooded youths throwing bottles into the Fountain Estate over a wall. The youths then appear to target him by throwing a bottle.

The attack comes after a night of violence on Saturday in the area of the Fountain estate interface and Nailor's Row.

Shortly before 10am three petrol bombs were thrown into the Fountain estate.

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A police landrover stands guard close to the Peace Wall alongside the Fountain estate last night (Sunday). Picture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com. 08.07.18

When police were deployed to prevent further disorder, officers came under attack from more than 30 petrol bombs and missiles being thrown by youths.

Bricks and bottles were also thrown at property in the area causing damage. No injuries were reported.

Early on Sunday morning local politicians appealed for calm.

DUP representatives in Londonderry said elements within Republicanism in the area were "deliberately trying to raise tensions" ahead on the Eleventh and Twelfth of July celebrations.

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