UPDATE: Police appeal over attack on Clogher Valley Orange Hall

A Twitter picture of the damage caused to Timpany Orange Hall
A Twitter picture of the damage caused to Timpany Orange Hall

An attack on an Orange Hall in the Clogher Valley is “not representative of the local community”, an Assembly Member has said.

Sectarian graffiti was spray painted on to the walls and door of Timpany Orange Hall on the Ballagh Road sometime between Monday night and yesterday morning, Tuesday.

A number of posts on social media earlier today show the extent of the damage to the property.

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the incident to come forward.

Sergeant Brian Greenaway of the PSNI said: “I would appeal for anyone who knows anything about this incident to contact Dungannon Police Station on the non emergency number 101. Or if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Sinn Fein MLA for the area, Bronwyn McGahan, condemned the attack, describing it as “wrong”.

“It is not representative of the views of the local community”, Ms McGahan continued.

“We have very good community relations in this area and it is my hope that will not be damaged by this graffiti.

“All sectarian attacks are wrong and anyone who has any information on this incident should bring it to the PSNI.”