Ballymoney DUP Councillor, John Finlay, has condemned the theft of a Union Flag from a pole in Finvoy as a highly provocative act designed to insult the local unionist community and further heighten tension in the area. He has also challenged Sinn Fein to condemn the incident.
Cllr Finlay said: “A few days ago, a local resident of Finvoy reported to me that a car containing five people stopped near an house. Four people jumped out and tore down a Union Flag from a pole and then shouted “up the IRA” before speeding off in the direction of Rasharkin.
“This was not only an illegal act but a highly provocative one designed to insult the local unionist community and further heighten tension in Finvoy and beyond. I call on the police to take swift action to apprehend the culprits.