Limavady roundabout daubed with 'sectarian colours'

The Lisnakelly roundabout in Limavady was painted red, white and blue for the second year running

AN East Derry assembly member has condemned the painting of kerb stones on a Limavady roundabout.

SDLP representative John Dallat described the red, white and blue chevrons on the Lisnakelly roundabout as "sectarian colours".

He said it was the second year in a row that the roundabout had been painted and said the vandalism had taken place just a matter months after the paintwork had been restored to its original black and white "at considerable cost".

Mr Dallat said the prominence of the roundabout and the effort involved meant it was difficult to understand how nobody saw those or informed the police.

"This important piece of road management infrastructure must not become a seasonal monument to sectarianism and division in an area where the people have done so much to build bridges to create a new future presenting Limavady in a positive image as a place which is determined to create a neutral environment free from bigotry and sectarianism," the SDLP MLA said.

"This roundabout is the gateway to the Causeway Coast which has so important to the tourist industry."

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