A banner erected at Dunloy Orange hall on Wednesday evening in support of NHS staff and essential workers, was just hours later vandalised.
A square section of the banner was cut out which had previously contained an image of a Union Jack.
Tensions have been high for many years between the Orange Order and residents within Dunloy, with the local band, Dunloy Accordion, unable to hold their annual parade within the village.
A police spokesperson has said:
“Police have received a report of damage to a banner which had been placed outside Dunloy Orange hall, supporting the NHS.
“The damage has been caused today, Wednesday the 06/05/2020 between 07:30 and 19:30 hours.
“Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 and quote serial number 1862 – 06/05/2020.”