A police case has been prepared against the mother of the five-year-old girl photographed with a ‘Kill All Taigs’ slogan across her forehead at a 12th of July celebration in Northern Ireland.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland have confirmed to the website TheJournal.ie that a case file has been prepared against the woman after the sectarian slogan was painted on her daughter’s face.
The Dublin based website reports that the mother has been referred for prosecution after the child was photographed with ‘KAT’.
KAT is a common abbreviation of the anti-Catholic slogan ‘Kill All Taigs’ amongst the Loyalist community in Northern Ireland.
The PSNI have confirmed to TheJournal.ie that a case file has been prepared. It will now be sent to the Public Prosecution Service in relation to a 31-year-old woman. The website reports that it is believed that the woman is the girl’s mother.
The Irish News has previously quoted the North Belfast mother saying that she did not paint her daughter’s head and that she was shocked when she saw it.
She said: “A load of the kids got the paints and wrote it. They see it all the time sprayed all over the walls in the area.”
But new pictures have now emerged appearing to show the five year old and another child having more face-paint applied to their cheeks by an unknown woman with the ‘KAT’ slogan already on their foreheads in the photos.
Local Sinn Féin representative Gerry Kelly expressed his concern for the case on Twitter.
He tweeted: “A photo of a 5year old child with the anti Catholic slogan-KAT (Kill All Taigs) painted on her forehead shows there is still along way to go.”
Alliance Party MP Naomi Long called the incident ‘utterly depressing and shocking.’