Condemnation for despicable Glenavy War Memorial attack

16 November 2016

South Antrim MLA Trevor Clarke and Councillor James Tinsley have both condemned an attack on Glenavy War Memorial.

Trevor Clarke MLA

Trevor Clarke

The incident is believed to have happened overnight.

DUP MLA Trevor Clarke said, “This is a despicable incident and I utterly condemn it. It follows on from a day in which the South Antrim community came together in a solemn act of Remembrance, to remember all those brave men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.

This attack was cowardly and is in total contrast to those men and women who were remembered yesterday. This attack totally disrespectful and is not what the type of activity which the majority of people in Northern Ireland want to see within their communities.”

Cllr Tinsley said, “I totally condemn this attack. Paint has been daubed on all four sides of the memorial. Those who have done this have no respect for their community.

I have been in touch with the Council who have informed me that they will clean the war memorial in the morning. I would urge anyone with any information to contact the PSNI.”

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