Union flag taken from Orange hall in Maghera and ripped up

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Damage caused at an Orange hall near Maghera is being treated by police as a sectarian hate crime.

Constable Shona Holmes, of the Maghera Neighbourhood Policing Team, said that a report had been received of an incident at Killygullib Orange Hall in the early hours of Sunday, September 7.

She added: “The information we have is that a Union Flag was taken down from the building and ripped up.

“Two vehicles with a number of people on board them were seen in the area at about 2am and we are keen to learn more about them.”

Information can be given on the police non-emergency number 101. Alternatively, it can be provided to the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.