Paint was thrown overnight on the Larne war monument at St Cedma’s Church. The attack comes just a day after an Easter Rising memorial in Carnlough was removed by Mid and East Antrim Council, after it had been erected without the approval of the local authority.
Radio Larne spoke to the local East Antrim MLA Gordon Lyons who has condemned an overnight paint attack on Larne War Memorial.
He said: “I am appalled at this attack which is an insult to the memories of all of those who fought and died for our country. I am pleased that the police are at the memorial and are conducting an investigation.
I hope that this will result in those responsible being found and being brought to justice. I would of course urge anyone who saw anything suspicious in the vicinity at that time to contact the PSNI. Council will begin a clean up operation as soon as the PSNI are finished at the scene and trust that the memorial will be restored as soon as possible.”
The East Antrim Sinn Fein MLA Oliver McMullan also has condemned the attack on the war memorial
He added: “On behalf of the nationalist and republican community I want to totally condemn attacks on any memorials. No matter what else has happened, this sort of thing is repulsive and cannot be justified. Two wrongs do not make a right.”