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Massacre memorial vandalised
Graffiti
Graffiti was daubed at the site of the memorial
A memorial to victims of an IRA bomb attack in County Down has been vandalised, just two days after it was unveiled.

Wreaths and crosses laid at Narrow Water, near Warrenpoint, were damaged in the early hours of Sunday.

Graffiti was also daubed on items laid in the area.

It comes after a commemoration was held on Friday, the 25th anniversary of the IRA attack which killed 18 soldiers and one civilian.

UUP Assembly member Danny Kennedy said the attack was an insult.

"This is just the latest attack on our community in recent days, and there is concern and anger among the unionist population," he said.

Friday's service was organised by Newry and Mourne District Council, who said a permanent memorial was being considered.

Crosses and wreaths were laid at the service for each of the victims.

On Saturday, an Orange Hall was destroyed by fire in nearby Newry.

Police were investigating whether arson was involved.


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