Belfast Telegraph

Union flags stolen from monument

By Staff Reporter

Four Union flags have been stolen from a war memorial.

Flag poles at the monument in the centre of Kilrea, Co Londonderry, were also damaged during the early morning incident.

A spokesman for the Orange Order, which decorated the memorial in preparation for its annual Twelfth of July celebrations, described the theft as "deplorable".

He said: "This was a deplorable act carried out under the cover of darkness."

The Order said it would replace the flags "immediately".

The PSNI confirmed that officers are investigating and anyone with information should contact officers in Coleraine on the 101 number.

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