03 December 2019

DUP MLA and Upper Bann Westminster candidate Carla Lockhart has condemned vandalism at the war memorial in Lurgan.

Carla Lockhart MLA

Carla Lockhart

Overnight Sinn Fein posters were placed round the memorial, wooden crosses pulled out and wreathes scattered around it.

Local DUP Councillor Mark Baxter visited the memorial this morning on his way to work and also added his condemnation.

Speaking on the matter Carla Lockhart said,

“There’s not much respect not sign of a shared future in this awful deed.

When we see the desecration of a war memorial which is there to remember British and Irish men who died beside each other in defence of our freedom, it is to be condemned by all. It beggars belief that people could stoop to this level. It advances nobody’s cause.

I would call on all local politicians to unite in condemnation of this abhorrent act and to take a stand in their communities that we want to build a better, more tolerant Northern Ireland for all of our people.

I appeal to anyone with information about this incident to contact the police via the 101 non emergency number of the anonymous confidential hotline.”

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