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Number of people are held after spate of attacks

By Adrian Rutherford

Published 16/04/2015

A 39-year-old man and a woman aged 37 were arrested after the incident on the Donegall Road at 1am yesterday
A 39-year-old man and a woman aged 37 were arrested after the incident on the Donegall Road at 1am yesterday

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.

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