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Police slam graveyard arson attack

By Staff Reporter

Police have hit out at vandals who deliberately started a fire at a church graveyard.

Officers on patrol at Dundonald's Moat Park discovered someone had set fire to undergrowth and a wooden fence at St Elizabeth's Church of Ireland graveyard.

"Despite our best efforts to contain the fire, we had to rely on our colleagues in the Fire Service to bring it under control," the PSNI said.

"Thankfully the only damage, other than to greenery, was to a wooden fence.

"It is totally disgraceful that anyone thinks it is acceptable to do this.

"I can only imagine what anyone tending a grave this morning would have thought."

The attack followed two similar incidents at Catholic churches in Belfast.

Last Monday, St Patrick's Church and St Brigid's Church in the city were both targeted by arsonists.

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