Sinn Féin Councillor Gerry O’Reilly has described the arson attack on St Mary’s Star of the Sea Church as despicable and a hate crime.
Councillor O’Reilly stated,
“The people who attempted to set fire to the St Mary’s Church on the Shore Road need to realise they are not representative of the local community who see their deeds as hateful and despicable.
“This is not the first time that St Mary’s Church has been attacked but fortunately the fire do not take hold.
“I would appeal to anyone with information to bring it forward to the PSNI immediately.” ENDS/CRÍOCH