SECOND PAINT ATTACK ON ORANGE HALL

Bellaghy Orange Hall was attack with green and yellow paint a week ago

Bellaghy Orange Hall was attack with green and yellow paint a week ago

AN Orange hall has been vandalised for the second time in a week.

Slogans were painted on the outside wall of the Bellaghy hall overnight on Friday.

The building is situated in the William Street area of village.

In the first attack, different shades of paint were splashed over the yard, wall and front of the hall.

Following the first attack, UUP MLA Sandra Overend condemned the attack but said local lodges were not deterred from enjoying their annual Twelfth celebrations.

“The large number of members of Bellaghy’s Orange Lodges were disheartened when they arrived at the Orange Hall this morning to find the front of their hall, yard and wall strewn with different shades of green and yellow paint,” the Mid Ulster MLA said.

“I understand that this is the fourth consecutive year that Bellaghy Orange Hall has been targeted in such a way, having been targeted on many other years also.

“I am truly disgusted that there are some people who still refuse to allow the Orange to celebrate their culture in a peaceful fashion, as they do in Bellaghy.”

Police asked anyone with information on the paint attacks to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

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