PSNI call for witnesses to Bessbrook sectarian graffiti incident

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Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Police are appealing for information following an incident of criminal damage to a memorial in the Kingsmill Road area of Bessbrook on Friday 30th November.

It was reported that sometime during the afternoon of Friday 30th November sectarian graffiti was scratched into the plaster on the walls of the memorial.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or who noticed any unusual activity in the area is asked to contact police at Newtownhamilton Police Station on 0845 600 8000.

Police are particularly keen to speak with the occupants of a silver coloured Volkswagen Bora seen in the area at approximately 4pm on Friday 30th November. Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Sinn Féin councillor Turlough Murphy condemned the attacked. Speaking to Newry Times, Murphy slammed those responsible. “I want to condemn this attack and make it very clear these kinds of incidents serve absolutely no purpose other than to upset the relatives of those killed.”

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