Pomeroy arson attack condemned

The North's deputy first Minister Martin McGuinness has condemned an overnight arson attack on an Orange Order hall in Tyrone.

He said it was clearly aimed at raising tensions before this weekends Apprentice Boys parades.

And he accused those responsible of being motivated solely by sectarian bigotry.

The Orange Hall in Pomeroy was destroyed by the fire, which was reported at around 3 o'clock this morning.

Orange Order Grand Secretary Drew Nelson says the attack will devastate the local protestant community.........