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Village floral displays attacked yet again

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Village floral displays attacked yet again thumbnailA flower bed which a car drove over on Saturday night.

DONAGHMORE'S floral displays have suffered yet more vandalism over the weekend.

Two further incidents, on Friday night and Saturday night, bring the total number of attacks on the displays to four in the past number of weeks.

In the latest incidents, flower beds were wrecked on Friday night before vandals twice drove over a flower bed at Brewery Bridge as you approach the village from Dungannon.

The expensive flower bed, which cost about 500, has been significantly damaged.

A further flower bed was thrown into the middle of the road while a hanging basket on the main street has been thrown to the ground.

It follows just two weeks after a number of pots outside the chapel were wrecked by vandals, that attack itself coming shortly after another act of vandalism in the village.

Members of Donaghmore Horticultural Community, who have been busily preparing the village for the Ulster in Bloom competition, have been left dejected but not defeated by the latest attack.

A spokesperson for the group said: "The community is disgusted and people are very frustrated by these repeated attacks

"We want this to stop."

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