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Police no longer believe Tyrone war memorial damage was deliberate

The monument pays tribute to people from the area who died in World War I and World War II.

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Updated Jan 16th 2019, 1:02 PM

POLICE IN TYRONE have retracted an appeal for information about damage to a war memorial, now believing there was no hate crime. 

Earlier today, the PSNI issued a request for witnesses after the monument in the village of Coagh appeared to have been smashed. 

They had said the act would be treated as a hate crime if it was found to be done deliberately. 

The memorial on Main Street pays tribute to people from the area who died in World War I and World War II. The damage was reported to police at 12.55am. 

This afternoon, police said they had received information regarding the incident and no no longer believe it was a deliberate act. 

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