Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 6 October 2015

Indian families have homes attacked

Published 04/09/2009

The homes of two Indian families have been attacked in what police were today treating as hate crimes.

The racist attacks were carried out in Portadown last night - no-one was injured.

They were launched just 48 hours after a multi-agency campaign involving police and government was launched in a bid to cut down the high number of hate crimes being recorded in Northern Ireland.

In the first incident the front windows of a house in Princess Way were smashed while the Indian occupants, a couple and their two children, were inside.

A short time later three windows were smashed in a house around the corner in Princess Gardens. No-one was at home at the time.

A police spokeswoman said: "We are treating both incidents as hate crimes."

Police appealed for anyone who witnessed the attacks or knew anything about them to contact them or to use the confidential telephone.

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