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Caught on CCTV Local church in Cork is vandalised in 'deeply disturbing' graffiti attack

An individual was captured on CCTV entering the grounds of the Church of the Ascension in the early hours of this morning

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Some of the graffiti on the church door

Some of the graffiti on the church door

Some of the graffiti on the church door

A church in Cork has been vandalised in a deeply disturbing” graffiti attack. 

Locals in Gurranabraher and the parish priest, Fr Tomás Walsh, discovered the damage this morning.

An individual was captured on CCTV entering grounds of the Church of the Ascension in the early hours of this morning.

They graffitied the church building as well as cars belonging to priests and their houses.

Parish priest, Fr Tomás Walsh said that he awoke this morning to find the damage.

He said that the incident was captured on CCTV footage and occurred at approximately 1.15am.

“There’s a tremendous community here and everybody is around here all morning coming in with pressure hoses and things to try and undo the damage,” he said.

“The parishioners are deeply disturbed by what happened.”

He described the incident as “shocking and disappointing”.

“The community were just coming alight again after the lockdown," he added.

However, Fr Walsh said that members of the local community are doing all they can to help.

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Gardaí also attended the scene this morning.

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