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‘Disheartening’ developments as Moy war memorial suffers ‘yet another attack’

The latest incident, according to a local councillor, took place following a meeting between councillors, council officers and officials from the Dungannon/Moy branch of the Royal British Legion to address such issues

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A Dungannon councillor has confirmed the cenotaph in Moy has suffered yet another attack.

This latest, according to Councillor Clement Cuthbertson took place following a meeting between councillors, council officers and officials from the Dungannon/Moy branch of the Royal British Legion.

Speaking at Council’s monthly meeting this week, the DUP representative told the chamber the meeting had taken place and described it as “very productive”.

While acknowledging this most recent attack on the war memorial was “very disheartening”, he said he was hopeful actions following the meeting would reduce the likelihood of such attacks taking place in the future.

“The meeting with the Royal British Legion has taken place, it was a very productive meeting and was a very encouraging meeting and hopefully a good bit of work will come out of that,” he said.

“However, it is disappointing that on the particular weekend after the meeting the Moy war memorial was attacked again.

“It is rather disheartening for the Chairman and members of the RBL but hopefully with the work and the good will of the meeting we had, that something positive will come out of this shortly.”

A previous attack on the village’s cenotaph had been criticised by the Chair of Council’s development committee, Sinn Fein councillor Dominic Molloy, who branded the actions of all those involved in the attack as “disgraceful”.

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