Welcoming the sentencing of John Paul Moore at Derry Crown Court yesterday, Wednesday, August 21, Detective Inspector Jack said: “John Paul Moore (23) was sentenced to five and a half years – two years and nine months in custody and the remainder on licence – for a number of offences committed during disorder in the city on 13th July, 2018.
“Moore pleaded guilty to a number of offences, including five counts of possessing petrol bombs in suspicious circumstances and four counts of throwing petrol bombs at police.
“These offences were committed by Moore during six consecutive nights of reckless violence in the city when police officers, ordinary men and women, were simply doing their jobs, trying to protect the community and keep people safe.
“I hope the sentence handed down to Moore will act as a deterrent to others who consider getting involved in this type of behaviour and that it shows this type of activity will not be tolerated.
“There is no place in the community for this type of violence, and anyone who thinks engaging in this type of criminal behaviour is warned it will not be tolerated.”