Walker's Plinth damage being treated as 'sectarian hate crime' by PSNI

Police are treating the criminal damage of Walker's Plinth in Derry as a sectarian hate crime.

The monument on the Derry Walls has been attacked with paint, with the incident being reported to police at around 11.30am on Monday, July 8.

It is believed that the attack on the plinth took place at some point overnight.

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Police have said that they have launched an investigation into the criminal damage and it is being treated as a sectarian hate crime.

A PSNI spokesperson said: "Police in Derry/Londonderry are investigating criminal damage caused to Walker's Plinth on the city's Walls after paint was thrown at it.

"The incident was reported to police at around 11.30am this morning, Monday 8th July, and is being investigated as a sectarian hate crime.

"Enquiries are ongoing and police appeal to anyone with information or footage which may assist the investigation to call 101, quoting reference 491 of 08/07/24, or submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/ or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org."

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