Social Democratic and Labour Party Leader Colum Eastwood MP has said that a viable explosive device left in a hijacked car outside a police station in the city could have had tragic consequences.
Mr Eastwood said it was disgraceful that a delivery driver was forced to drive the device to a police station in the Waterside, putting his life and the lives of the public and police officers at risk.
He called on those behind the incident to end their attacks on the community.
Foyle MP Mr Eastwood said:
“The people who carried out this attack are acting against the will and the wishes of our community. They are targeting PSNI officers but their fight is with the people of our city who have chosen to live in peace. They will never win that fight. Nobody in Derry or anywhere on this island wants to see violence or bloodshed and we need to see these people taken off the streets. We will never build a new Ireland until these groups leave the stage once and for all, they only serve to disgrace the cause they claim to support.”