PSNI investigate arson attack that inflicts 'considerable damage' on church

PSNI investigate arson attack that inflicts 'considerable damage' on church

Police in the North are investigating an arson attack on a Presbyterian church and neighbouring hall in south Belfast.

It happened on the Saintfield Road at around 1am on Sunday, the PSNI said.

The church and hall sustained considerable damage.

PSNI inspector Jonathan Francey appealed for anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity around the church or anyone who has information about this incident to contact police.

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire said: "I am shocked and saddened to hear of the disgraceful attack on Saintfield Road Presbyterian Church and hall.

James Brokenshire.
James Brokenshire.

"My thoughts are with its parishioners who will be devastated by this news."


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