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Vandalism attack on Orange Order hall is condemned

By Staff Reporter

The Orange Order has hit out at those responsible for an attack on one of its properties near Dungannon.

Republican graffiti was daubed on the door of the Orange hall on Mullnagore Road.

Damage was also caused to spouts and security lighting at the rural building.

The attack was discovered on Tuesday, although the crime may have actually occurred last weekend.

An Orange Order spokesman expressed concern that the new year had begun with ongoing attacks on its properties.

He said: "The Orange community locally is both disgusted and dismayed at this sinister act.

"Such criminality is clearly an attempt to increase tensions, but we would urge people not to retaliate in any way.

"This incident was reported within 24 hours of a separate attack on Garryduff Independent Orange hall earlier this week.

"Those responsible for waging this belligerent hate campaign against the loyal orders are clearly a minority who would rather drag us back to the past."

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