Northern Ireland

Man arrested in connection with IRA graffiti 'hate crime' in Enniskillen

Police are investigating the IRA graffiti in Enniskillen. Picture by DUP/PA Wire
Police are investigating the IRA graffiti in Enniskillen. Picture by DUP/PA Wire Police are investigating the IRA graffiti in Enniskillen. Picture by DUP/PA Wire

Police investigating graffiti daubed close to a Troubles memorial in Enniskillen have made an arrest.

A man in his fifties was detained on Friday on suspicion of criminal damage caused to a building in the Belmore Street of the town.

It comes after republican graffiti was painted on a wall of the Clinton Centre on Sunday.

The letters 'IRA' were daubed on the centre, which is close to a memorial to victims of the 1987 IRA bombing.

A PSNI spokesman said: “It was reported on Sunday 26th November that graffiti was sprayed on a wall in the area.

"The incident is being treated as a hate crime.

"We are also investigating a potential link between this incident and similar incidents of criminal damage which occurred in the town recently.

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“A man in his 50s was arrested on Friday 1st December on suspicion of four counts of criminal damage and other related offences.

"He is currently assisting police with their enquiries.

“We would continue to appeal to anyone with any information in relation to this matter, to contact police on 101."