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Oil thrown over house in north Belfast hate crime

Published 03/12/2015

Oil has been thrown over the front of a woman's house in what police are treating as a hate crime in north Belfast.

It was reported that sometime between 8am and 5.30pm on Wednesday December 2 damage was caused to the front window and door of the house.

There was nobody in the house in the North King Street area at the time of the incident.

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly condemned a "racist attack" on woman's home.

He said: "Racism must be confronted at every opportunity by political, community and civic leaders where ever it raises its ugly head.

"My understanding is that the home at North King Street targeted in this attack was empty at the time.

"Thankfully no one was hurt in this incident.

"I would appeal to anyone with information about this disgraceful hate crime to come forward to the PSNI urgently to prevent any further attacks of this nature."

Police are treating this as a hate crime and are appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that will assist in the investigation to contact officers at Tennent Street Police Station on the non-emergency number 101.

 Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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