POLICE are investigating after an Orange hall in north Belfast was damaged during an overnight paint bomb attack.
At least two bottles filled with paint were smashed against the front door of the hall in Clifton Street.
The vandalism was discovered by lodge members on Thursday morning in the latest in a series of attacks on the hall.
North Belfast DUP MLA William Humphrey condemned those behind the attack, which he said was connected with a weekend parade.
He said: “It is disgraceful that Clifton Street Orange Hall has once been targeted in this hate crime.
“It is appalling that attacks by republicans have been a regular occurrence over recent years, particularly in the days following a parade leaving from the hall.
“Without doubt this is linked the church parade which departed from the hall on Sunday.
“Politicians who raise objections to legitimate parades are heightening tensions.
“The consequences of that are these criminal attacks by extreme people who will not tolerate others of a different persuasion,” he added.
Mr Humphrey said he has contacted the council’s cleaning team to have the paint removed from the hall.