Northern Ireland

Cookstown cemetery: Gravestones damaged in 'sectarian hate crime'

Graffiti was sprayed on headstones in the early hours of Wednesday morning
Graffiti was sprayed on headstones in the early hours of Wednesday morning

An attack on gravestones in a County Tyrone cemetery on Wednesday is being treated as a sectarian hate crime.

Police said graffiti was paint-sprayed and scraped onto the stones during the attack at the cemetery on Drum Road, Cookstown, at about 03:35 BST.

Six men, aged between 19 and 21, have been arrested and are being questioned about anti-social behaviour.

They are not being linked to damage to the graves.