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DfI resumes services in Derry's Creggan after worker 'threat'

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has resumed services in the Creggan area of Derry after a staff member was threatened

A STORMONT department has resumed services in Derry after a staff member was threatened.

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) had withdrawn from the Creggan area last Thursday.

Local politicians said that a member of staff had been threatened.

The department, which is responsible for road maintenance and sewage, said it had reported the matter to police.

It later said it had received assurances over staff safety.

"The department has been working closely with the PSNI as well as local elected and community representatives over the last two days and we are pleased to confirm that we have now received the necessary assurances that our staff are safe and able to continue their work without fear of violence or intimidation," a spokesman said.

"We are now able to resume services in the Creggan area.

"We are very grateful for the expressions of support for our staff and for the universal condemnation of the threats made against them."

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