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28/07/2021

Council commits to preventing further attacks on Glengormley War Memorial

Members of Antrim and Newtownabbey have committed to preventing further attacks on Glengormley War Memorial following after a motion brought to Council received full support. 

Members of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council have committed to ensuring all steps are taken to prevent further attacks on Glengormley War Memorial after a third recent act of vandalism took place. A motion proposed by Councillor Alison Bennington and seconded by Deputy Mayor, Councillor Stephen Ross was approved by Members reading;

“This Council condemns all sectarian hate crimes and continual damage being caused to the Glengormley Memorial and assures the community that all possible measures will be taken to investigate reports, prevent further incidents and bring perpetrators to justice”.

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Billy Webb said:

“I was happy to lend my support to this motion and was deeply saddened to see yet again, another attack on the War Memorial. This shameless behaviour is an insult to the memory of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in their service to give us the freedom we all enjoy today. As a Council, we will do all we can to prevent this cowardly act from happening again and I would appeal to anyone with any information to bring it forward to the PSNI immediately.”

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