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Racist attack leaves two Eastern European men injured in east Belfast

Published 13/05/2015


Two men from Eastern Europe have been injured in what police are treating as a hate crime in east Belfast.

It happened on the Tuesday evening in the Connswater Link area.

The two men were attacked by a group of male youths at around 10.40pm as they walked along the street.

One of the men suffered facial injuries whilst the other was treated for a cut to his hand.

The group of youths made off on foot in the direction of the Newtownards Road, following the assault.

Inspector Keith Hutchinson has appealed for anyone who was in the area and who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who has any information to help police with their enquiries to contact officers in Strandtown on 101. Information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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