Police probe anti-gay grafitti smeared on a sweet stand

Another homophobic attack is being probed by police in Lurgan - this time the target was a packet of sweets.

Monday, 9th July 2018, 12:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th July 2018, 6:44 pm
Anti-gay graffiti smeared on sweet stand

Graffiti ‘Gay Shame’ was scrawled on a stand for the multi-coloured sweets Skittles which had their trademark colours shaded to black and white with the slogan ‘Only one rainbow matters during Pride’.

Police said: “These ugly sentiments have no place in society.

“We were made aware of this hate crime on Saturday in Lurgan whilst dealing with an unrelated incident.

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“To highlight the mindset of the people who still push these views, the suspect chose a shop with some of the best CCTV in the country,” said the PSNI. “We’ll be having a chat soon.

“Hate crime of any form has no place in society.”