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Anger over Bessbrook's Christmas vandalism

The individuals who vandalised a civic Christmas tree in a Co Armagh village are more to be pitied than condemned.

It is hard to believe that the trunk of the tree was almost cut in half, with the damage only discovered a short time before the seasonal lights were due to be switched on in Bessbrook.

Reports have suggested that similar attacks have previously taken place at the same location, so the installation of security cameras may have to follow.

What is essential is that the overall Christmas celebrations in Bessbrook are not overshadowed by the actions of a couple of morons.

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