Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 September 2014

Hate crime probe: Two men and woman arrested, gun and drugs seized amid east Belfast search

Three arrested in connection with hate crimes across Belfast. Pictured: one house in the east of the city targeted earlier this month
Three arrested in connection with hate crimes across Belfast. Pictured: one house in the east of the city targeted earlier this month

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with hate crime in Belfast.

A gun, ammunition and drugs were also found amid searches in the Castlereagh area, in connection with the increase in racist attacks across the city.

The arrests were made as part of the PSNI's Operation Reiner.

The two men - aged 41 and 43 - and a 41-year-old woman were arrested under the Terrorism Act.

They remain in police custody.

Further reading

Polish family's horror at east Belfast racist attack: Woman and son are targeted as home and car damaged by thugs 

More Polish homes targeted by racist thugs in fresh bout of 'ethnic cleansing' by UVF 

We will arrest the yobs over racist attacks, vow police 

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