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Man charged over Narrow Water memorial attack

Wreaths and poppies damaged at soldiers' memorial at Narrow Water bombing. Pic: Memorial to the Narrow Water Facebook page
Wreaths and poppies damaged at soldiers' memorial at Narrow Water bombing. Pic: Memorial to the Narrow Water Facebook page
Wreaths and poppies damaged at soldiers' memorial at Narrow Water bombing. Pic: Memorial to the Narrow Water Facebook page
Wreaths and poppies damaged at soldiers' memorial at Narrow Water bombing. Pic: Memorial to the Narrow Water Facebook page
Wreaths and poppies damaged at soldiers' memorial at Narrow Water bombing. Pic: Memorial to the Narrow Water Facebook page

A 44-year-old man is to appear in court over an attack on the Narrow Water memorial to soldiers killed in an IRA ambush.

Poppy crosses, wreaths and floral tributes were destroyed in the incident on Wednesday, October 4.

It was thought to be the fourth attack in the past year.

Police treated the incident as a hate crime.

The memorial marks the 1979 IRA double bomb attack which killed 18 soldiers.

It was the biggest single loss of life for the military during the Troubles.

The man has been charged with criminal damage and will appear in a Newry court on Thursday. As is usual procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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