The people of Rathdrum were left angered this morning after they woke to find a statue at the bottom of town had been badly damaged overnight.
The statue, which depicted the blackbird of Avondale, was knocked over and badly damaged in the incident.
A resident who wished to remain anonymous said ” It’s not nice to see, everyone in the community had been working hard to make the town look nice.
Hopefully the people responsible for this act of vandalism can be found.”
Gardai are investigating the incident and anyone with information can contact Rathdrum Garda Station on 0404 46206