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Outrage over 'vile' mural mocking McGuinness's death

By David Young

A loyalist mural in Co Tyrone celebrating the death of Martin McGuinness has provoked condemnation from across the political spectrum.

The crude image was spotted on the gable wall of a house in Moygashel, near Dungannon, mere hours after the funeral of the former IRA commander and Deputy First Minister.

The mural carries an image of the grim reaper with the words: "Moygashel celebrate the death of the Bogside Butcher. Rot in hell Marty."

Sinn Fein MLA Michelle Gildernew said the image stood in stark contrast to the respect shown towards Mr McGuinness at his funeral.

"I condemn this vile behaviour in the strongest way possible," she added.

"Actions like this cause concerns and problems for society."

Mid Ulster UUP councillor Walter Cuddy said the mural should be removed as soon as possible.

"If you ask me should the board come down, I think it should," he said.

"I believe that most people in Moygashel would be of the same mindset as me.

"I encourage anybody that has any influence with the people who put this up to convince them that it needs to come down."

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