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Paint attack on Orange Hall treated as hate crime

Arlene Foster MLA condemned the attack. Photo:

A paint attack on an Orange Hall in Dungannon is being treated as a hate crime.

It happened at a hall on the Aghintober Road overnight Saturday, police said.

Paint damage was caused to the front entrance way and steps.

DUP Leader Arlene Foster: “This is a disgraceful attack on a community facility.

“It is a crime motivated by sectarianism and unfortunately is one of many such attacks sustained against Orange Halls right across Northern Ireland."

Police have appealed for information.

A spokesperson said: “It was reported that sometime between 6pm on Saturday evening and 11am on Sunday morning a tin of paint was thrown at the front of the property causing paint damage to the steps and entrance of the building.

“Police are treating this incident as a hate crime and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that may assist with the investigation to contact police in Dungannon on 101.”