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Orange Hall targeted in hate crime

Police in Northern Ireland are treating a graffiti attack on an Orange hall as a hate crime.

The vandalism occurred at the building on Main Street in Rasharkin, Co Antrim, at some stage over the weekend.

Investigating police in Coleraine have appealed for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Superintendent John Magill said at some time overnight between Saturday and Sunday a number of unknown persons painted graffiti onto the walls of the hall.

"I would ask anyone who noticed any unusual activity in the area or who has any information to contact police at Coleraine Station on 101," he said.

"Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111."

The PSNI confirmed the incident is being treated as a hate crime.

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