26/03/2019

Belfast Church Targeted By Vandals

Police have expressed their disappointment after an "appalling" attack on a church in west Belfast over the weekend.

St Paul's Church on the Falls Road was targeted shortly before 2am on Saturday 23 March.

It is understood a suspect gained access to the church grounds via Cavendish Street, before attempting to enter the building through various windows and doors.
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Significant damage was caused to the facility, with stained glass windows smashed. A number of items, including drugs paraphernalia, were seized for forensic analysis.

Officers are hunting a suspect who is described as of slim build, wearing a dark hooded top with a bobble hat, dark tracksuit bottoms and dark trainers.

A PSNI spokesperson added: "This act of vandalism is both disgusting and disrespectful. If you can assist us in any way in identifying the suspect involved in this incident, please contact Woodbourne Police by calling 101 and quoting serial 246 of 23/03/19."



(JG/CM)

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