Belfast Telegraph

Man arrested after 'hate crime' of football team flag placed on internment bonfire

A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a banner from a Portadown-based football club was placed on an anti-internment bonfire.

The flag belonging to Hanover FC was placed on the pyre of a bonfire in Craigavon.

It had originally been created by the club to support Northern Ireland's efforts at the 2016 European Championships in France.

The man was arrested in relation to the banner incident and for breach of bail and offences under the Telecommunications Act.

He has been remanded in custody for the breach of bail and police said their investigation is continuing.

PSNI Chief Inspector Jon Burrows confirmed the man had been arrested and warned "hate crimes will be robustly investigated".

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