War memorial in Tyrone village attacked

Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of criminal damage being caused to the war memorial on Main Street, Coagh last night.

Sergeant Joe Connaghan said: “We received a report at approximately 12:55 am this morning that concrete slabs of the war memorial had been smashed.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Police are appealing for witnesses

“It is believed the damage was caused sometime between 10:15 pm on Tuesday, 15th of January and 12:55 am on Wednesday, 16th of January.

"This is being treated as a hate crime. and I want to appeal to anyone who was in the area last night from 10:20 pm and saw what happened, or anyone who has information they believe may assist our investigation to call us on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 27 of 16/01/19.”

Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.