Orange Order brands fire attack on hall as ‘sickening’

No one was injured, however the wall was damaged at the building in Glasgow.

Orange Order brands fire attack on hall as ‘sickening’ Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland

The Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland has branded a fire attack on one of its halls as “sickening”.

The organisation believes the incident in Glasgow had a “sectarian motive”, stating the four youths believed to be involved were “moronic hate-filled individuals” that should be “ashamed of their actions”.

The outside of the hall in Springburn was targeted at around 7.15pm on Sunday.

No one was injured in the incident, however the wall was damaged in what the Order said was the tenth attack on its properties this year.

Police are treating the incident as deliberate.

Grand master Jim McHarg said: “This is a truly sickening incident and one which clearly had a clear sectarian motive. The moronic hate-filled individuals responsible are a blight on the local community and ought to be ashamed of their actions.

“This really is a despicable action and we would call on all to condemn the attack. 

“CCTV images have captured the four youths suspected of carrying out this ‘hate crime’. 

“These have been provided to Police Scotland to assist with their investigation.”

Investigating officers have appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

A force spokesman said: “No one was injured and officers are treating the fire as wilful. 

“Enquiries are continuing and detectives are appealing to anyone with information that may assist their investigation, or anyone driving in the area around that time with dashcam footage to contact them.”

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.