Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 20 September 2014

Racist graffiti daubed on east Belfast house

Racist graffiti painted on a house in Bloomfield Drive, East Belfast. Photo by  Presseye - Declan Roughan
Racist graffiti painted on a house in Bloomfield Drive, East Belfast. Photo by Presseye - Declan Roughan
Racist graffiti painted on a house in Bloomfield Drive, East Belfast. Photo by  Presseye - Declan Roughan
Racist graffiti painted on a house in Bloomfield Drive, East Belfast. Photo by Presseye - Declan Roughan
East Belfast's DUP MLA Robin Newton
East Belfast's DUP MLA Robin Newton

Racist graffiti has been sprayed on a house in Bloomfield Drive, east Belfast.

The slurs were painted sometime between 1 and 7am on Saturday morning.

East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton has described the painting as "just plain wrong" and not in keeping with the what East Belfast people want.

He said: "This is the second such incident within recent weeks. East Belfast people are a warm and friendly and are good neighbours and want to get along with everyone.

"Those who carry out such bigoted acts have nothing to offer our community and should stop. The police have rightly described this scandalous act as a hate crime."

Police are treating the incident as a hate crime and are appealing to anyone with information to contact police at Strandtown on 0845 600 8000 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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