Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 19 April 2014

Thugs plaster home of 95-year-old woman with graffiti

Vandals who plastered the home of a 95-year-old woman with graffiti have been branded “despicable beyond words”.

Annie McCormick (95) was horrified when she woke to find that her Carnvue Road bungalow in Carnmoney had been painted with the graffiti.

The vandals plastered “Kill all huns; UDA; IRA; PSNI; Combat 18 and Continuity IRA” on her walls with green paint stolen from a shed in a nearby street sometime between midnight and 5am yesterday.

Her daughter Liz McGregor said Annie was left very distressed by the incident.

“She is very shaky. I would like police to catch whoever has done this,” she said. “I wouldn't like this to happen to some other pensioner.”

Mrs McGregor said her mother was shocked to be woken by the police and told about the vandalism at her home.

“This has happened in the middle of the night. The milkman reported the mess to the police and they had to bang on her bedroom window to waken her,” she said.

SDLP councillor Noreen McClelland branded the vandals as “despicable beyond words”.

“They have achieved a new low in the sordid world of sectarian intimidation.”

A PSNI spokesman said an investigation has been launched.

EMILY MOULTON

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