Carol service thieves must be caught

An attack on cars parked outside a Co Armagh church during a children's carol service was an especially mean and despicable crime.

Thieves smashed the windows of five cars and stole belongings at St John's Parish Church while parents and pupils from Markethill Primary School were inside.

It is appalling to think that some people would stoop so low as to target a joyous festive event and we must hope the police quickly apprehend those responsible.