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Sinn Fein condemns vandalism of graves in Saintfield cemetery

26 August, 2004

Sinn Fein South Down MLA Caitríona Ruane has condemned the damage caused to a number of gravestones at the graveyard belonging to the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Saintfield.

Ms Ruane said:

"This is a despicable attack. Whether it is an act of vandalism or motivated by something more sinister makes no difference.In recent months there have been attacks on graves and monuments for people from all communities in County Down and Armagh. People engaged in these mindless acts of vandalism should stop."

In a pointed message to those engaged in this vandalism Ms Ruane added: "How would you feel if the grave of a member of your family was attacked?" ENDS

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