Police are appealing for witnesses following a report of criminal damage at a memorial in the Narrow Water area of Warrenpoint.
A number of wreaths were reported to have been removed from their location and left in the vicinity.
The report was made to police on Sunday morning, 25th September at 11am, however, the damage could have happened sometime between Saturday at 12pm and Sunday morning.
Inspector Paddy Heatley said: “This report is being treated as a hate crime and we are investigating. I would urge anyone who witnessed what happened or who has dashcam or other footage to get in touch with us on 101 quoting reference number 683 25/09/22.”
Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.