War memorial desecrated in Larne

NewsBy Jamie McDowell

A war memorial in Larne has been desecrated with paint.

The incident happened overnight in the Inver Road area of the town.

East Antrim DUP MLA Gordon Lyons said the attack was an "insult to the memories of all of those who fought and died for our country".

He added: "Council will begin a clean up operation as soon as the PSNI are finished at the scene and I trust that the memorial will be restored as soon as possible."

Inspector Trevor Atkinson said: “I would ask anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact Larne Police Station on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 298 of 18/06/16.

"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."