UKIP has today condemned the threat made by dissident republicans towards Derry City Council community safety wardens.
UKIP representative in Londonderry Kyle Thompson has said:
“The Community Safety Warden Scheme is an important service which has been successful in addressing issues of low level anti- social behaviour and crime in the City. They serve and support our communities, working alongside statutory agencies and community groups.”
“This threat towards them and the warning issued to community workers ‘not to do the work of the Crown Forces’ is nothing more than an attempt by a backward looking group of thugs to control our communities through fear.”
Mr Thompson added:
“Speaking with wardens and community workers yesterday at the public rally outside council offices, I pledged UKIPs full support for all those who provide a positive service to our local communities and expressed our disgust at the actions of so called dissident republicans.”