30/07/2014

Attack On Church Is A 'Hate Crime'

An attack on a Catholic church in Co Tyrone is being treated as a hate crime, police have confirmed.

Sometime overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday, graffiti was painted on St Patrick's Church on the Killyman Road, Dungannon.

Enquiries into the attack are continuing.

SDLP Councillor Denise Mullen has condemned the attack. She said: "This is a disgusting and appalling act of vandalism. Whoever is responsible for this should be ashamed. To carry out a thuggish act like this on a place of worship is cowardly and, really, it is an attack on the community.

"Whoever is responsible for this vandalism does not represent the good people of Dungannon, and I would urge anyone with information about the incident to contact police."

(JP/CD)

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