Young children on their way to school in Limavady were forced to walk past ‘sectarian’ graffiti daubed on a playpark and a wall near their premises on Friday morning, writes Sheena Jackson.
The graffiti, splashed in large, bright pink letters, included slogans which read ‘Tiocfaidh Ar La’ and ‘F.T.Q.’, believed to be in reference to the Queen and local Jubilee celebrations.
The main target was the repeatedly vandalised Alexander Road play area, which Limavady Council has spent considerable money on. In recent times, benches and bins have been set alight, forcing Council to erect a “prison style” security fence.
However, the more than 8-foot high fence didn’t deter whoever was behind the attack, which was widely condemned.
“It seems as if they sprayed whatever they could get at with paint, even the grass and pavement,” a Council spokesperson told the ‘Journal,’ adding staff conducted an intense clean-up of the park “and actually had to draft in additional men from their duties elsewhere to do so”.
“This has to be one of the worst vandalised play parks Council owns.”
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