Flags ‘ripped down’ at Moneymore Orange Hall a second time

Ballyneal Orange Hall
Ballyneal Orange Hall

Ballyneal Orange Hall in Moneymore has been targeted for the second time in a week, after another report of flag theft at the site this morning.

Just last week, a similar incident was reported when Somme flags were reported to have been ‘ripped down’ the same day they went up.

Sergeant Luke Moyne said: “It has been reported that two flags were removed from the Orange Hall at Brookmount Road sometime between 1am & 9am on Saturday 9 July.”

Sergeant Moyne continued: “This is the latest in a number of incidents recently, in which flags have been taken from this location.

“I would appeal for anyone with any information which could assist police with their enquiries, in what is being treated as a hate crime, to contact officers in Magherafelt on 101 quoting reference 509 09/07/16. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”