Londonderry community worker gets death threat

A Sinn Fein MLA has said a death threat issued against a Londonderry community worker may have been manipulated.

The threat against Sean McMonagle from Creggan came to light on Tuesday morning.

Raymond McCartney said the person who carried the threat on behalf of the vigilante group Republican Action Against Drugs is now accepting that the threat was exaggerated.

Mr McCartney said he expected a clarifying statement on the threat.

On Tuesday night a public meeting was held in Creggan in support of Mr McMonagle.

Community worker Maureen Collins said the threat was totally unacceptable.

"People are appalled" she said.

"There is no rational or reason behind this. He has brought about nothing but great change and support for the residents and community."

The PSNI said they do not discuss the security of individuals and where there is perceived to be a threat they will advise accordingly.