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Youths in dumper truck damage grounds of special needs school

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which occurred yesterday evening, to contact them.

Image: Wheel of dumper truck via Shutterstock

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have today appealed for information following criminal damage to a special needs school in the Sloan Avenue area of Lurgan yesterday.

Some time between 6.30pm and 9.30pm, three young males entered the grounds of the school. Fencing, large pot plants, a tree, lawns and foundations of building work were damaged by a dumper truck.

It is understood that the school in question is Ceara School, which says on its website currently has 117 children in attendance who have severe learning, emotional, physical and medical disabilities.

Police said the males involved are described as:

1. Approximately 5’7″ tall, wearing a red hoody and dark tracksuit bottoms;

2. Approximately 5’11″-6’1″, wearing a green hoody and grey tracksuit bottoms and

3. Approximately 5’4″-5’6″, wearing a black hoody and black tracksuit bottoms.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has any information to contact them at Lurgan on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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