Sectarian graffiti ‘not welcome’

UUP Colr. Aaron Callan condemned the sectarian graffiti in Limavady.
UUP Colr. Aaron Callan condemned the sectarian graffiti in Limavady.

A Limavady councillor has appealed to those responsible for daubing sectarian graffiti in the town centre to stop.

The graffiti scrawled on the wall of an alleyway off Market Street this week included ‘Taigs will be delt with’ (sic), ‘IRA’ and ‘UFF’.

Ulster Unionist Councillor Aaron Callan condemned those responsible.

“When I was down the town I spotted it, and people had also contacted me about it.

“I contacted Council staff and asked if they could remove it, which they have done.”

Colr. Callan said such graffiti is not wanted in Limavady or, indeed, anywhere.

“This type of sectarian graffiti is not welcome in our community, especially in our town centre,” Colr. Callan told the ‘Journal’.

Colr. Callan said those behind the graffiti need to realise such activity is an offence, and the perpetrator could face prosecution.

“Criminal damage such as this is not acceptable, and I urge those responsible to rethink their actions,” said Colr. Callan.

“I would also ask the public to keep an eye for such activity and report it when noticed. Thanks to the staff for dealing with this so promptly. I just hope it lasts.”