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Police investigate paint attack on church in Ahoghill

Police have said they are treating the incident has a 'hate crime.' Credit: Pacemaker

Police in Ballymena are investigating an attack on a Catholic church in Ahogill overnight.

Paint was thrown over the front of St Mary's chapel on the Ballynafie Road on Saturday 16 April.

Police have said they are treating the incident has a 'hate crime.'

Sinn Féin Councillor Ian Friary has condemned the sectarian paint bomb attack on Ahoghill Chapel.

In a statement he said: "I totally condemn this attack on a local chapel. First and foremost, this is a sectarian hate crime and those responsible should be held to account.

“Parishioners and locals are incensed by this disgraceful paint bomb attack which is nothing more than blatant sectarian vandalism."

Anyone with any information is asked to come forward.