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Orange hall damaged in Rasharkin

Police are investigating an attack on an Orange hall in Rasharkin, County Antrim.

Scorch damage was discovered on the front of the hall on Main Street at 0955 BST. The remains of a bottle were found at the scene.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information to contact them.

North Antrim DUP MLA Mervyn Storey has condemned the attack.

"This is yet another sectarian attack on the Protestant minority of the village. It comes following a long list of attacks," he said.

"Normally we are told by republicans that it is band parades that cause them concern yet it seems they even have a difficulty with bricks and mortar and a building that does not speak or move, yet even this inanimate building is not even acceptable to narrow minded republicans.

"Sinn Fein have failed to give leadership over the summer to reduce tension and have failed to create the circumstances where there is an acceptance of a Protestant identity that can live free of these attacks."