McAllister says memorial vandalism a despicable act

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister has said an attack on a World War I memorial is “a despicable act”.

Councillor McAllister was speaking following the vandalism to the European Great War Memorial in Woodvale Park. It was graffitied with IRA slogans and offensive remarks about murdered soldier Lee Rigby. A peace tree in the park was also knocked down.

“It is utterly appalling anyone could resort to attacking a memorial to men who died serving their country in a world war,” said Councillor McAllister.

“This was simply a despicable act of wanton vandalism and will result in nothing but revulsion across the community. It is vital we each have respect, a respect that was clearly not shown in this attack.

“I would urge anyone with information contact the police immediately.”

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