Man arrested after ‘IRA’ is sprayed onto wall of building where Remembrance Day bombing took place in 1987 | UK News
A man has been arrested after the letters “IRA” were graffitied onto a building where the Remembrance Day bombing took place in Northern Ireland.
Police received a report that the graffiti had appeared on a wall of the Clinton Centre, which was built on the site of the republican bomb attack in the town of Enniskillen, on Sunday.
A man in his 50s has been arrested on suspicion of four counts of criminal damage and other related offences.
Eleven people who had gathered for a Remembrance Day ceremony were killed in the IRA blast on Belmore Street in 1987 and dozens were injured.
A 12th victim died 13 years later, having never woken from a coma.
A Police Service of Northern Ireland spokesman from the Enniskillen Neighbourhood Team said the incident was being treated as a hate crime.
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“We are also investigating a potential link between this incident and similar incidents of criminal damage which occurred in the town recently,” he said.
“A man in his 50s was arrested on Friday December 1 on suspicion of four counts of criminal damage and other related offences.
“He is currently assisting police with their inquiries.”