17/02/2020

Church Attack A Sectarian Hate Crime- PSNI

Criminal damage caused to a Catholic Church in Larne, Co Antrim is being investigated as a sectarian hate crime, police have confirmed.

The place of worship in the Agnew Street area of the town was targeted at around 11am on Sunday morning, 16 February.

It's understood a paint ball was thrown at the wall of the church.

Sergeant Alan Lowry said: "Enquiries are continuing and at this stage the incident is being treated as a sectarian hate crime.
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"We would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police in Larne on 101, quoting reference number 608 of the 16/02/20."

Alternatively, details can be provided in confidence via the Crimestoppers anonymous line on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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