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'Bigots' behind attack on Presbyterian church hall

 A paint attack on Crumlin Presbyterian church hall. Photo from PSNI
Digital Staff

PAINT has been thrown at a Presbyterian church hall in Co Antrim 

Police are investigating a report of criminal damage after the hall at Crumlin Presbyterian Church was targeted between around 1pm on Saturday and Sunday morning.

Members of the congregation spotted the damage when they went to church on Sunday.

Police have appealed for information.

Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA Declan Kearney said the attack was "an act of blatant sectarianism".

"This is a despicable act of vandalism and yet another attempt to stir up tensions in the community," he said.

“Those responsible represent the worst of our past, and contribute nothing to our future.

"Sectarianism is a cancer in our society; anyone who subscribes to that mindset is anti-community and seeks only to sow division and fear.

“I appeal to the Crumlin community to stand up against these criminals, assist the police in their inquiries and ensure the bigots behind this latest sectarian outrage are brought to justice.”

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney has condemned the attack on Crumlin Presbyterian church hall. Picture by David Young, Press Association

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