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Covid-19 posters ‘ripped off wall’ in Lisnaskea

An example of a poster displaying coronavirus information. Credit: UTV

Police have condemned reports that Covid-19 health posters were ripped down and a defibrillator was pulled from its box in Co Fermanagh.

It follows incidents in the Main Street area of Lisnaskea on Friday night.

A spokesperson said: “Shortly before 10.10pm, it was reported that posters displaying public health information in relation to Covid-19 had been ripped off a wall on the street.

“It was also reported a number of males were banging on doors and had been seen running away from the area.

“It was also reported a defibrillator was pulled from its box on a wall outside a shop on the same street.”

Police attended the scene and located the defibrillator.

“Thankfully, it wasn't damaged and officers were able to safely place it back in its box,” the spokesperson continued.

They went on: “These posters and the defibrillator are there for a specific reason - to protect the public and save lives - but what occurred on Main Street last night was reckless, and I would appeal to anyone who knows who was responsible to pick up the phone and tell us.

"Now, more so than ever, it is critical everyone follows the advice from public health officials and the government about Covid-19.

"We all have a responsibility to safeguard ourselves and work with each other to keep all the people of Northern Ireland safe."