Anger after attack on Newry church

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Thursday, March 28th, 2019
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Police are appealing for information after a report of criminal damage at premises in the John Mitchel Place area of Newry.

Speaking to Newry Times, Sergeant McDonald said, “Sometime overnight, Wednesday 27 March and Thursday 28 March, it was reported that a window of a church was damaged.



“Enquiries are continuing and at this stage, the incident is being treated as a hate crime.

“We would appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 408 28/3/19.

Sergeant McDonald added, “Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”



Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady said that the attack on the First Presbyterian Church has appalled the community.

The Sinn Féin MP said, “I am appalled to learn of this attack on a stained glass window at the First Presbyterian Church.

“It is a despicable act of vandalism and hate.



“It has deeply angered and offended the entire community.

Brady added, “I appeal to all to stand up against these criminals, assist the police in their inquiries and ensure those behind this hate outrage are brought to justice.”



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