Wreaths destroyed in attack on Teebane memorial near Cookstown

iPress Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th February  2016

The scene on the Drum Road outside Cooktown at the Teebane memorial where flowers and wreaths were destroyed and thrown across the road in an overnight attack.  In January 1992 eight men were killed when an IRA bomb exploded under the bus which was taking them from a British Army base in Omagh which they had been preparing. 

Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

iPress Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 28th February 2016 The scene on the Drum Road outside Cooktown at the Teebane memorial where flowers and wreaths were destroyed and thrown across the road in an overnight attack. In January 1992 eight men were killed when an IRA bomb exploded under the bus which was taking them from a British Army base in Omagh which they had been preparing. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye

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A number of wreaths and flowers laid at the Teebane memorial between Cookstown and Omagh have been destroyed in an early moring attack.

Police say wreaths and flowers laid at the memorial were scattered on the road and destroyed by passing vehicles in the early hours of this morning.

Eight Protestant workmen were killed in the IRA massacre in January 1992.

The memorial has been attacked a number of times in the past.

Ulster Unionist Councllor Trevor Wilson said it was clearly an act of wanton vandalism and should be condemned by any right thinking person.

“This is not the first time this memorial has been attacked and I appeal to anyone who has any information to inform the police immediately,” he said.

Police investigating the incident are appealing for information.

They believe the wreaths were thrown across the road between 1.30am and 7.30am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police in Magherafelt on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.