Two men charged after war memorial damage


Police in Newry have charged two men after damage was caused to a war memorial at Bank Parade.

The men aged 20-years and 42-years have been charged with criminal damage and disorderly behaviour.

The 42-year-old man has also been charged with indecent behaviour.

The men are expected to appear before Newry Magistrates Court on June 4.

The charges are in connection with an incident overnight where, according to a PSNI spokesman, “CCTV operators observed a male throwing wreaths and crosses from the cenotaph into the canal at 12.20am on Sunday, 11 May.

“A second male was then observed also throwing a wreath.”

Police attended the scene and arrested two men.