Theft of flag sparks police investigation

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Police are appealing for witnesses following a theft of a flag from an Orange Hall in Kilkeel sometime during the early hours of Sunday morning, 23rd July.

It was reported that sometime between 1am and 5.30am a Union flag was removed from a flag pole on the Orange Hall on the Aughnahoory Road.

Damage was also caused to the flag pole as a result.

Police are also investigating the thefts of flags and damage to flag poles from a number of addresses in the area between the Manse Road and Knockchree Avenue sometime overnight Saturday night.

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A possible link between all of the incidents is being investigated and police are appealing to anyone who witnessed the incidents or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact officers in Newry on 101 quoting reference number 549 of 23/07/17.

Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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