CCTV shows flower damage culprits in action

The aftermath: Flowers strewn on the street and the container is knocked over

GARDAI in Killarney have received a complaint of an act of wanton destruction during which a feature floral display was ripped asunder and knocked over in the early hours of the morning.

The incident, which occurred on High Street in the early hours of Thursday morning, was captured on CCTV and gardai are now examining the footage.

It clearly shows two men walking down High Street shortly before 1.45am when one of them starts pulling flowers from the stand before smashing it to the ground while the other films him on a mobile phone. They then continue to walk down the street.

The floral display is the property of Killarney Municipal District Council and it has been carefully manicured to present the town in the best possible light during the busy summer months.