Police probe graffiti at Orange Hall

Published Saturday, 12 July 2014
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Police are investigating after graffiti was sprayed on an Orange Hall in Ballycastle.

Police probe graffiti at Orange Hall
Police are investigating the criminal damage. (© Kevin McAuley)

The criminal damage at the building in the Coleraine Road area of the Co Antrim town was discovered in the early hours of Saturday morning.

A spokesperson for the PSNI said the incident is being treated as a hate crime.

Police said an Irish Tricolour has also been erected on the Orange Hall.

He continued: "Police in Moyle are appealing for information after a report of criminal damage to an Orange Hall in the Coleraine Road, Ballycastle area.

"In the early hours of this morning, police received a report that graffiti was painted on the premises. Police can confirm a flag was erected on the flagpole. Enquiries are continuing."

Anyone with more information has been asked to contact the PSNI.

© UTV News
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38 Comments
Joe in Down wrote (156 days ago):
@john in saintfield. The Ulster flag is the 9 county flag of yellow background with a red cross on it and the red hand in the middle on a white crest. Get your facts right.
Thomas in Co Antrim wrote (156 days ago):
Bill in London - the position many people in England have over Northern Ireland (speaking as someone who has worked there for several years) is ignorance, yourself included.
cahal og newcombe in moyle wrote (157 days ago):
man in N,Antrim wrote (2 days ago): Cahal, you are from Ballycastle so you should know the station is not manned 24/7. You should also know that with all the cameras in Ballycastle, nobody is ever caught, for any wrongdoing, using this equipment. Therefore your comment is rubbish. You call yourself man in n antrim although your not man enough to put your name to it i will treat your statement just like you EMPTY PS the camera system isn't wind-up and doesn't need to be maned and can be operated from other parts of the country educate yourself
CrumlinT in Co Antrim wrote (157 days ago):
John in Saintfield let's educate you. The true Ulster flag is the flag of one of the four provinces of Ireland. The "ulster flag" that you refer to is the "government of Northern Ireland" flag. Since that government was decommissioned in 1972 the red and white flag became obsolete. Sorry to burst your cherry.
Paul in Belfast in Ireland wrote (158 days ago):
@ john, that all depends who you are. Economics aside we live in Ireland. My flag is the tricolour, my passport is Irish in Ireland. The Union Jack is a foreign flag to me. Belongs to a different island. Ireland forever. Bill is right. I never asked to be split. Give it time.......
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