Community Crime South Armagh

Bilingual Irish Signage in Newtownhamilton Attacked For Third Time

Police in Newtownhamilton are appealing for witnesses and information following a report of criminal damage to a bilingual Irish language information sign on the Keady Road.

Inspector Campbell said: “Police received a report at approximately 10.45pm last night, Tuesday December 28th, that a sign had been badly damaged with what appears to be a heavy instrument.

“The sign has been damaged on several occasions and we are treating this as a sectarian hate crime.

“Our enquiries are continuing and we are appealing to anyone who was in the area or who may have information that could assist our investigation to contact police on 1010 quoting reference 1804 28/12/21.

Alternatively, you can submit a report online using the non-emergency reporting form via

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at


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