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Northern Ireland Orange hall petrol bomb attack 'shows intolerance of some toward unionist culture': Arlene Foster

Arlene foster has condemned an apparent petrol bombing of an Orange hall saying it demonstrates the intolerance of some toward unionist culture.

Minor damage was caused to the hall in Augher on Saturday morning before noon.

Arlene Foster condemned the incident, she said: "A fantastic facility used by the entire community.  I condemn this hate crime and look forward to the day when Orange Halls are respected. Actions such as this demonstrate the intolerance of some towards unionist culture."

Inspector Marie Stinton added: “Shortly before noon today, police received a report that the remains of what is believed to have been a petrol bomb were found outside an Orange Hall in the Glenhoy Road area.

"The incident is being treated as a hate crime at this time.

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the area and noticed any suspicious activity, or anyone has information which may useful to our investigation, to contact us on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 557 of 24/03/18.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."

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