“This must stop!” – Newry shop pleads after vandals target COVID-19 shelters

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Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
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A Newry business has pleaded with vandals to stop attacking its premises.


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Spar Millvale in Newry said they are being attacked on a nightly basis by vandals, which has been happening nearly every day recently.



Writing on their Facebook page, the popular local store stated, “Our COVID shelter is being attacked on a nightly basis now.

“This cannot continue! It’s destroyed, and it’s just heartbreaking.

The post continued, “If you see or hear anything or have any information about these attacks please please please contact the Police.

“We now have to install yet another CCTV camera to cover this spot, so hopefully that will catch whoever is causing this mayhem.



The Facebook post added, “Thank you for your continued support, we appreciate the community getting behind us over these past few months.”

Local Sinn Fein Councillor Declan Murphy said that the attacks on the COVID Shelter had angered many within the local Millvale and Cloughreagh communities.

He also appealed for the vandals to stop.

The Sinn Féin Councillor told Newry Times, “This local service is vital to many.



“Throughout the recent pandemic crisis, the management and staff of SPAR Millvale worked diligently and tirelessly to ensure that people got their essential needs.”

The local Councillor continued, “These very deliberate acts of criminal vandalism are wrong.

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“Many within the communities that the Shop serves are angry.

He added, “We are united in saying very clearly, this is wrong and must stop”.

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