Northern Ireland

Cookstown: Orange Order hall attacked in 'hate crime'

An Orange hall in County Tyrone has been damaged in an attack that police are treating as a hate crime.

Two windows of the building on Fairhill Road, Cookstown, were smashed overnight.

A year ago, the Orange Order said a boulder was thrown through a window of the hall.

Ulster Unionist Party councillor Trevor Wilson said the latest attack was "an act of wanton vandalism".

"It's a shame that a hall could elicit such hatred in the minds of people who have nothing positive to offer the community," he said.

Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy also condemned an attack.

"All sectarian attacks are wrong and anyone who has any information on those behind this attack should bring it to the police," he said.

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