Paint thrown over war memorial in Co Antrim
A paint attack on a war memorial in Co Antrim has been branded 'appalling'.
Paint was thrown over the memorial in Larne at some stage between Friday night and Saturday morning.
DUP MLA for East Antrim, Gordon Lyons, said:
"I am appalled at this attack which is an insult to the memories of all of those who fought and died for our country.
"I am pleased that the police are at the memorial and are conducting an investigation. I hope that this will result in those responsible being found and being brought to justice. I would of course urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity at that time to contact the PSNI."
"Council will begin a clean up operation as soon as the PSNI are finished at the scene and trust that the memorial will be restored as soon as possible."
PSNI Inspector Trevor Atkinson said: “I would ask anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact Larne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 298 of 18/06/16.
"Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."