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Newry Orange Hall attack treated as sectarian

Police are treating damage to an Orange Hall as a sectarian hate crime: Paul Faith/PA Wire.
Allan Preston

GRAFFITI daubed on an Orange Hall in Newry is being treated as sectarian, police have confirmed.

The incident on Martins Lane was reported on Saturday at 11.15am, with damage caused to a doorway and graffiti sprayed on the walls.

Inspector MacDonald said: “Enquiries into the incident, which is being treated as a sectarian hate crime, are ongoing, and anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area, or who has any information which could assist, is asked to contact police in Newry on 101, quoting reference number 688, January 21.”

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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