Arson at Derry Catholic Church

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: May 24, 2019

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Private



Police investigated an arson attack on the Holy Family Catholic Church in Ballymagroarty (Northern Ireland). An outbuilding next to the church was set on fire at around 10:30pm on May 24th. 20 firefighters battled the blaze which spread to the church roof and were able to contain it before it spread to the chapel or parochial house. The parochial house was evacuated. The fire service reported that CCTV cameras filmed two people setting the fire.

Source: BBC