War me­mo­rial at­tack charge

The Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

A SCHOOL­BOY has been charged with van­dal­is­ing a war me­mo­rial which was sprayed with blue paint ahead of Armistice Day.

Po­lice said a 14-year-old boy would be re­ported to the Chil­dren’s Panel over the in­ci­dent, at the World War One Me­mo­rial in Tulli­body. The dam­age was dis­cov­ered on Fri­day morn­ing.

The teenager has also been charged over with three other van­dalisms al­leged to have taken place overnight in the vil­lage.

Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Thom McLough­lin said: “All forms of van­dal­ism are com­pletely un­ac­cept­able, how­ever we un­der­stand that this was par­tic­u­larly distress­ing for peo­ple given the mean­ing these memo­ri­als hold.”

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