Teebane Memorial: Floral tributes damaged in attack

The scene on the Drum Road outside Cooktown at the Teebane memorial where flowers and wreaths were destroyed and thrown across the road in an overnight attack

The scene on the Drum Road outside Cooktown at the Teebane memorial where flowers and wreaths were destroyed and thrown across the road in an overnight attack

Police are investigating the damage to floral tributes at a memorial to Teebane bomb victims on the Drum Road in Cookstown in the early hours of today.

A PSNI spokesman said it was believed that a number of wreaths and flowers laid at the memorial were thrown across the Drum Road between 1.30am and 7.30am.

Teebane Bombing 17 January 1992

Teebane Bombing 17 January 1992

The tributes were then “destroyed by passing vehicles”.

Eight workmen were killed in the Provisional IRA bomb attack on January 17 1992 at the Teebane crossroads on the Drum Road, the main route between Omagh and Cookstown.

UUP Councillor for Mid Ulster Trevor Wilson slammed the “act of vandalism” adding that the same site has been attacked many times.

“There is no place in society for attacks like this and I would appeal for anyone with information to bring it to the police,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Magherafelt on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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