Vandals strike again at sub-station

The NIE substation off the Edenmore Road in Limavady has been targeted by vandals again. (0607SJ100)
The NIE substation off the Edenmore Road in Limavady has been targeted by vandals again. (0607SJ100)
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Vandalism at a NI Electricity sub-station on the Edenmore Road in Limavady has been condemned by local DUP politicians, who’ve branded it “an attack on the community”.

The substation, which faces onto the Edenmore Road, across from a health centre and in the populated residential area, has been targeted numerous times.

Murals, completed by youths in the area, were erected on the facility some years ago. While they have escaped the worst of the vandalism this time, the door in the sub-station has been daubed with slogans including ‘U.D.A.’ and ‘Touts Out’.

The vandals have also drawn crosshairs on the building beside the name of an individual, which the ‘Journal’ has blurred out.

The Limavady branch of the DUP say they been in contact with Northern Ireland Electricity customer relations regarding the graffiti.

“Once again, cowards who skulk late into the night have indulged in scrawling unsightly graffiti upon the sub-station, which has been a frequent occurrence over recent years. We have asked for yet another clean-up to be carried out and will continue to do so.

“We are determined to face down those who continue to attack the local community and call upon residents to provide any information to us that may be of benefit in apprehending the culprits. The individuals involved who claim to be the ‘defenders’ of the community need to realise that this activity is an attack upon the local community who want to live free from unpleasant graffiti. We will support those residents with every opportunity.”