Belfast - Vandals destroy SEN centre

30th July 2010 at 01:00

A centre for children with special educational needs and their parents in west Belfast has been destroyed in a vandals' attack.

The doors of the educational centre on the Glenbawn Road, Poleglass, were kicked in and an attempt made to set the building on fire. Paint was thrown and expletives painted on the walls.

The facility was set up and financed by parent volunteers to host a support group for children diagnosed with ADHD and their families, said Angela Nesbitt, co-ordinator of the group.

"I just thought of how long it took us to get here and within a couple of hours it's been wiped out," she told local television. "My fear now is that there'll be a gap between diagnosis and support for special needs children in the area."

Following the attack the support group has had to put plans for a programme with 12 new families and 14 children on hold. MR.

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