PSNI struggle to secure convictions against RAAD

The most senior police officer in the north west has admitted his officers are struggling to secure convictions against the republican vigilante group RAAD.

Chief Superintendent Steve Martin said there had been a couple of convictions but insisted the public had a vital role to play in helping the police.

"I am grossly disappointed in our detection rate against RAAD," he said.

"Trust us and tell these people to stop doing what they are doing."

Chief Superintendent Martin said the organisation was a small group made up of former paramilitaries who intimidated people.

" People of Derry know what RAAD and organisations like that are doing to the image and economic prospects of the city," he said.

"I would encourage the community to give us more information to allow us to prevent and detect what they're doing."