Number of people are held after spate of attacks
A female customer at a takeaway restaurant was abused and had food thrown over her in the latest racist crime to hit Belfast.
A 39-year-old man and a woman aged 37 were arrested after the incident on the Donegall Road at 1am yesterday.
The pair were arrested on suspicion of common assault and released pending a report to prosecutors.
It was one of a number of hate crimes across the city in the space of 24 hours.
Police separately arrested a 51-year-old man on suspicion of common assault and disorderly behaviour in Castle Place at around the same time.
Police had received reports that he had tried to get into a restaurant and was aggressive and racially abusive to staff.
He will appear at Belfast Magistrates Court next month.
A 70-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon in the Westland Road at around 8.30pm.