On Friday 5th May a gang of youths attacked and badly beat the monks of Nunrow Abby before vandalising the holy site.
The large gang of around 12 young men and woman descended on the abbey at around 3pm. Three of the monks living there required medical attention due to the injuries sustained.
The youths did major damage to the walls and relics contained in the Abbey, and they wrote a chilling message indicating that they would be back. On one wall, they spray-painted “It’ll get worse every month this is left unsettled”
The Monks of the Abbey have never seen these youths before or have had any indication of trouble from locals.
If anyone has any information they should contact the police on 101.