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Attack on wreaths at Loughgall war memorial treated as hate crime

The war memorial at Main Street, Loughgall

DAMAGE caused to wreaths at a war memorial in Co Armagh is being treated by police as a hate crime.

It is believed a number of males were involved in the vandalism, which happened at the war memorial along Main Street in Loughgall.

It was reported shortly before 2am on Saturday and police appealed for anyone with information to contact them.

DUP assembly member William Irwin said the wreaths were "scattered around and destroyed".

He described it as a "shocking incident" and said those involved in "have nothing to offer society".

Police urged anyone with information to phone detectives on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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