Police in Ballymena are investigating an incident of criminal damage to wreaths last night

Police in Ballymena are investigating an incident of criminal damage to wreaths last night, Friday 20 March.

Shortly before 11pm police received a report that 5 poppy wreaths that had been placed at the War Memorial on Galgorm Road had been set on fire. The wreaths were destroyed as a result of the incident.

Police are treating this incident as a sectarian motivated hate crime and are appealing for anyone who has any information that can assist with their enquiries to contact officers in Ballymena on 101 quoting reference 1840 20/03/20. 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.

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