Council warns Christmas tree vandalism can be dangerous



People who vandalise Christmas trees and decorations are  being warned that they are putting themselves, and others, in danger.

Derry City and Strabane District Council says there have been several incidents of damage, most recently to the trees in Derry's Waterloo Place in Derry and Glenmoran Village outside Strabane.

It brings the total number of reported incidents in Derry City Centre to six while the tree in Strabane town centre was also damaged on the night of the Christmas lights switch on.

The Council’s Head of Environment, Conor Canning, is urging local people to respect the decorations, saying that given the size of the trees and the electrical equipment involved, interfering with them is potentially very dangerous..........