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Blair: Attack on church cannot be tolerated

South Antrim Alliance MLA John Blair has condemned an attack on a Catholic Church in Ballyclare, which police are treating as a hate crime.

He said: "Discovered on Easter Sunday, this was a despicable attack set to cause pain and distress.

"Everyone has the right to feel safe in their place of worship. The community will rally, sending a signal to those responsible that they are not supported in their actions.

"I'd urge anyone with information to contact the PSNI as soon as possible."