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PSNI treating damage to bilingual street sign in south Armagh as a hate crime

Oct 28, 2021 16:10 By News Northern Sound
PSNI treating damage to bilingual street sign in south Armagh as a hate crime PSNI treating damage to bilingual street sign in south Armagh as a hate crime
Image from the first time the sign was defaced. Credit: Councillor Barra Ó Muirí
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A sough Armagh councillor says it was "defaced by idiots who clearly took offence at the Irish language element on it".

Police in the North are treating damage to a bilingual street sign in south Armagh as a hate crime.

PSNI are appealing for information following the report of criminal damage in the Keady Road area of Newtownhamilton.

A report was made to police yesterday afternoon shortly before 4.45pm that a bilingual street sign had been defaced.

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It's believed this damage was caused sometime over the weekend, between Friday, October 22 and Sunday, October 24.

South Armagh councillor Barra Ó Muirí says the sign was "defaced by idiots who clearly took offence at the Irish language element on it".

He added that the graffiti will soon be removed and called on people to "be more tolerant and respectful of one another".

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