Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane said tonight that the community of Kilkeel had been united in its condemnation of an overnight attack on Our Lady of the Angels oratory.
Caitríona Ruane said:
“There has been widespread condemnation from all sections of the local community of this act of wanton vandalism carried out in the church last night.
“Statues, pews and windows were broken and the church desecrated.
“Councillor Sean Doran and I have also raised the attack with the PSNI. The police are now of the view that the attack was not sectarian in character.”
Councillor Doran said:
“There have been expressions of support for the parishioners of Our Lady of the Angels from right across the local community in Kilkeel.
“While this act of vandalism has hurt many in the parish I welcome the solidarity shown by local people from all denominations.” ENDS/CRÍOCH