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Ligoneil soldiers' memorial vandalised - police treat paint damage as hate crime

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Police in west Belfast arrested the two males at 3.36am following the burglary of a property in Donegall Street where a car was stolen and then driven dangerously in the west Belfast area

Police in west Belfast arrested the two males at 3.36am following the burglary of a property in Donegall Street where a car was stolen and then driven dangerously in the west Belfast area

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Police in west Belfast arrested the two males at 3.36am following the burglary of a property in Donegall Street where a car was stolen and then driven dangerously in the west Belfast area

Police are treating the vandalism of a memorial in north Belfast as a hate crime.

Paint was thrown at the monument at White Brae, Squire's Hill, which marks the IRA killing of three Scottish soldiers in 1971.

The criminal damage was reported on Monday but police could not say when it is believed to have taken place..

Anyone with information is asked to contact Tennent Street Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

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