Police up patrols in east Belfast after spate of attacks
Police are increasing patrols in east Belfast after vandals targeted three buildings in attacks branded as mindless by a politician.
On Tuesday paint was thrown at the front doors of St Anthony's Church on the Woodstock Road and a petrol bomb hit the shutters of a community organisation on Isthmus Street.
Stones, bottles and paint were also thrown at Willowfield police station, the second time it has been attacked in three days. It was also petrol-bombed on Sunday night.
A PSNI spokesman said officers were examining the possibility of the attacks being linked and warned that patrols would be stepped up in the area.
Sergeant Declan White said: "These incidents have occurred within a relatively confined area and there may have been passers-by or residents who may have witnessed suspicious behaviour and we would be very keen to hear from them."
Alliance East Belfast MLA Chris Lyttle said: "If anybody has any information about these incidents then I would urge them to contact the police."