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Resident in fear after windows smashed

By Allan Preston

Published 13/11/2015

A North Belfast resident has said she believes plans to remove a peace wall in her area are behind a recent sectarian attack.

The incident took place shortly after midnight on Wednesday at a property facing the Crumlin Road near Holy Cross Church.

Two windows at the front of the house were broken by up to three masked men who made off on foot, along the Crumlin Road.

A neighbour said she was woken up by the attack.

She said she believed the people responsible belonged to "one of the paramilitary groups".

She added that she thought plans to take down a peace wall outside the properties along with a security gate motivated the attack.

"There have been previous attacks. Last year there was a bomb scare just outside the front door. People are concerned that if the walls aren't up people won't be protected," she said.

"I think the attackers are trying to make a statement. I just think the two areas are too close together for it to be safe. It would be nice if you could live without them but not now."

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