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Two women have their car damaged amid racial abuse in Belfast

Published 29/06/2016

Around 6pm on Saturday, the women were verbally abused by a man using racist language as they walked to their car on Kent Street.
Around 6pm on Saturday, the women were verbally abused by a man using racist language as they walked to their car on Kent Street.

Two women have been racially abused and had their car damaged in Belfast.

A man shouted racist abuse at the women as they walked to their car on Kent Street at around 6pm on Saturday.

The women got into the car and drove from the area but later noticed damage to the passenger side of the car.

A man was arrested in relation to the incident and was subsequently released pending further police enquiries.

Constable Shane Burdin said: "We are treating this incident as a racially motivated hate crime and I would appeal for anyone with any information which could assist us with our enquiries to contact officers at Tennent Street on 101 quoting reference 617 26/06/16.

"Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

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