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Crosses, statues and pews damaged in church attack

The windscreen of a nearby car was also smashed.

Image: church via Shutterstock

THE INSIDE OF a church in Down has been damaged in an attack – the windscreen of a nearby car was also smashed.

It happened on Greencastle Street, Kilkeel, sometime between 11pm last night and just before 9am today.

Police have condemned the attack in which a number of crosses, statues, pews and windows were damaged.

A Volkswagen Passat that was parked close by had its windscreen smashed.

Superintendent Simon Walls, said:

Any attack on a place of worship must be condemned and we are now investigating to find those responsible.
“If you noticed any activity in this area or have any information which may be connected, please contact police in Kilkeel on the 101 non-emergency number.”

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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