Charge over Orange war memorial attack

Charge over Orange war memorial attack

A man has been charged with causing criminal damage after a war memorial was attacked at an Orange Hall in Coleraine, Co Londonderry.

The 18-year-old is due in court on Monday over the incident which happened this weekend.A memorial stone was broken and a number of wreaths were damaged at Killowen Orange Hall on Shuttle Hill in what police have been treating as a hate crime.Another man aged 16 and two women aged 20 and 19 were arrested and later released.A statement from a PSNI spokeswoman said: "Police are investigating after a memorial stone was damaged at an Orange Hall in Coleraine last night. It is understood the stone was smashed at the building at Shuttle Hill and a number of wreaths damaged at around 9pm."Officers are treating this incident as a hate crime and appealing for information. They can be contacted at Coleraine police station on 0845 600 8000."

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