Arson attack on St John’s graveyard is condemned

Fire in graveyard arson, say NI Fire and Rescue Service
Fire in graveyard arson, say NI Fire and Rescue Service

An arson attack on a Portadown graveyard has been blamed on ‘anti-social elements’.

The NI Fire and Rescue Service said a crew was sent to the blaze at St John’s Graveyard at 8.16pm on Sunday.

“Firefighters dealt with a hedgerow on fire. The cause of the fire appears to be deliberate,” said a spokesperson.

Republican Sinn Feinsaid:. “This serves no other purpose than creating destruction and causing upset to family members who are visiting graves.”