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Co Antrim war memorial daubed with paint in sectarian attack

By John Mulgrew

A war memorial in Co Antrim has been daubed with paint during a sectarian attack.

Paint was thrown at the memorial in at Main Street area of Glenavy sometime overnight.

It was reported to police shortly before 8.15pm.

It's understood the attack is being treated as a 'sectarian hate crime'.

The memorial has been targeted by vandals in the past.

Paint was thrown over the memorial and a number of poppy wreaths in November 2012.

The latest attack comes after anti-Catholic slogans were daubed on St Peter's Church on the Rock Road, Stoneyford, and St Joseph's Church on the Kilcorig Road in Glenavy at the weekend.

PSNI Chief Inspector John Wilson appealed for information.

"Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Lisburn Police Station on the non-emergency number 101," he said.

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