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Mayor condemns Sion Mills burglaries

22 October 2018

The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Councillor John Boyle, has condemned a burglary at St Theresa’s Church in the Sion Mills area over the weekend, which resulted in damage to a stained glass window. Speaking after the incident, which has shocked the local community, Mayor Boyle said: “This is an appalling attack on a much loved place of worship and a valued centre for the local community. I want to utterly condemn the incident, it’s disgraceful that the perpetrators of this crime would have so little regard for a local Church and its parishioners.

“I also want to condemn the burglary of a nearby restaurant which was targeted on the same night. Sion Mills is a close knit local community and this type of anti-social behaviour impacts on everyone who lives in the area and will not be tolerated. I would encourage anyone with any information on the incident to contact the PSNI directly.”