This video clip captured a rioter throwing an ignited petrol bomb at a moving white transit van as it travelled down Lecky Road in and around the location of the Bogside Inn.
The incident occurred at approximately 8:30pm on 12th July at a pelican crossing.
Fortunately for the driver, the lit petrol bounced off the windscreen and failed to set fire to the van
A police spokesperson said: “This was a particularly shocking incident and Police would appeal for any information surrounding this.
“We are appealing to any members of public with any information to phone 101 quoting reference number 964 of 13/07/18.
“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.