Northern Ireland

Paint bombs thrown at Orange hall

An Orange hall in Belfast has been paint bombed overnight. Damage was caused to the front of the building on Clifton Street.

Senior Belfast Orangeman and Deputy Lord Mayor, William Humphrey, condemned the attack.

"This is clearly an attempt to escalate tension in Belfast and is an attack on the Orange culture," he said.

"The people who are behind this sort of attack have nothing to offer this community, except division.

"People of different cultures should be able to enjoy their traditions without being subjected to any form of attack," Mr Humphrey added.

"This is one of the city's historic landmark buildings but has been targetted once again by people who do not seem to care about anyone's history."