Arson attack on community band hall in Cullyhanna

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Police are treating a fire at a community band hall in County Armagh as suspicious.

The hall on the Skerriff Road at Cullyhanna outside Newry was extensively damaged in the incident.

The fire was reported to police at 0400 GMT on Tuesday.

Sinn Fein MP for Newry and Armagh, Conor Murphy, has condemned the attack and said it had destroyed "a valuable asset, which was built as a result of extensive local fundraising".