Northern Ireland

Sinn Féin offices targeted in arson attack

Connolly House on the Andersonstown Road Image copyright PA
Image caption Paint was also thrown at the front of the building on the Andersonstown Road

Sinn Féin's offices in west Belfast have been targeted in an arson attack.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a fire at Connolly House, on the Andersonstown Road, was reported to emergency services at about 04:50 BST on Monday morning.

Damage was caused to a door at the rear of the building and to boarding but there was no damage reported inside the building, the PSNI said.

Paint was also thrown at the front building.

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Image caption Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey inspects some of the damage that was caused

Sinn Fein MP Paul Maskey said the incident was "disgraceful".

"This was an attack on the democratic process," he said.

"Clearly the people behind this are intent on trying to disrupt the services we provide to all the public."

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Image caption Fire damage to hoarding outside Connolly House

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