Three arrests made in Glens graffiti probe

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It’s beenn revealed that police in Limavady made three arrests at the weekend in connection with graffiti in the town, in which the ‘Journal’ understands a PSNI officer was targeted.

The slogans on gable ends of two properties in the Glens area of the town are clearly visible to passing motorists and pedestrians on the Ballyquin Road. One slogan, using black paint, names the officer and warns “YOU’LL BE GOT” and is accompanied by a drawing depicting the crosshairs of a gun scope. Another also names the officer and calls him a “PSNI SCUMBAG”. Graffiti has also been plastered on a nearby bus shelter and on a wall beside a supermarket.

Police say the arrests in connection with the incident include two 16 year-old girls and a 20 year-old male. All three have been bailed pending further enquiries, according to a police spokesperson.

Sinn Councillor Anne Brolly said she would be in touch with officials from the Housing Executive to have the graffiti removed as soon as possible.

“The Glens Community Association, myself and, I am sure, the majority of people in the Glens area would want to disassociate themselves from this,” said Colr. Brolly.

“The police are there to do their duty and the public want them to do their duty. The Community Association does such good work to uplift the community and this puts a black mark on it. It doesn’t take too much intelligence to write on a wall and people who do this should use their time to do something constructive for the community.”