VIDEO: Orange Memorial damaged at Killowen

An 18 year old is due in court tomorrow (Monday) after a memorial stone was damaged at an Orange Hall in Coleraine.

Police have confirmed that the teenager has been charged with criminal damage.

Councillor George Duddy of the DUP with parts of a broken memorial tablet which was smashed to peices in an overnight attack at Killowen Orange in Coleraine on Saturday morning. This was the second attack in recent months.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Councillor George Duddy of the DUP with parts of a broken memorial tablet which was smashed to peices in an overnight attack at Killowen Orange in Coleraine on Saturday morning. This was the second attack in recent months.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Another male youth and two females aged 20 years old and 19 years old, were also arrested as part of the investigation. All three have been released pending a report to the PPS.

On Saturday morning, members of Killowen Lodge reported that a memorial stone has been vandalised in the grounds of Killowen Orange Hall.

This is the second time in the space of a year that the memorial - to those who fought in both world wars has been damaged.

Speaking at the scene on Saturday morning, District Master George Duddy said that those who had carried out the attack had done ‘little to help community relations in the area’.

The attack has also been condemend by DUP MLA Adrian McQuillan and PUP candidate Russell Watton.

 

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