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Polish woman's shock as car paint-bombed in Ballymena

By Nevin Farrell

A woman originally from Poland has told of her shock after her car was paint-bombed in an overnight attack in Ballymena.

At around 5.30am on Wednesday morning Katarzyna Adamiuk (37) discovered her Volkswagen Golf was covered in orange paint outside her home at Suffolk Street near the town centre.

The woman who works in the Moy Park poultry factory in Ballymena said: "I am surprised this has happened and don't know why. It is not very nice.

"I don't know if it is racist or not because I am from Poland."

Ms Adamiuk has lived in Ballymena for eight years and has been at her current address for a year.

"Thankfully, I was able to get most of the paint off with a car wash but I don't know how much it will cost to repair the rest of the damage," she added.

She says she will not be leaving her home but will be parking her car inside her garage in future.

Police are appealing for information following a report of criminal damage in the Suffolk Street area.

Inspector Michael Simpson said: “It was reported that sometime overnight between Tuesday, February 28 and Wednesday March 1, paint was thrown over a Volkswagen car. Enquiries into the matter are ongoing.

"Police are appealing for witnesses about the incident to contact them at Ballymena on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 114 01/03/17. Or alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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