October 30, 2020
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Vandals wreck roof of county Kilkenny building and leave their underwear behind

By COLIN BARTLEY

BRAZEN vandals had the bare cheek to leave their underwear behind them after thrashing the roof of a county Kilkenny brass band’s practice rooms.

The practice room’s roof of Graiguenamanagh Brass Band, Ireland’s oldest brass band, was ruined in an act of wanton sabotage on Saturday night last.

The culprit then left a pair of shorts and boxers at the scene as evidence.

Members of Graiguenamanagh Brass Band have defiantly hung the boxers and shorts on the gates of the building in case anyone recognises them.

For the fifth time in just four years, vandals targeted the building, this time wrecking the gullying and the roof.

While destroying the roof, the vandals inadvertently destroyed cancerous asbestos sheets making the repair of the building all the more expensive and difficult.

A local garda spokesperson said it’s “disgusting.”

Speaking with KilkennyNow.ie they said: “This kind of incident affects whole communities. It’s not just an attack on the building.”

The band, in existence since 1760, has seen its practice rooms endure smashed windows, tagging and other damage to the building over the last four years.

It is believed there are images circulating on social media a possible suspect fleeing the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Graiguenamanagh Gardai on 059 972 7570.

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