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Windows of two homes and a car smashed in north Belfast 'linked hate crimes'

Published 02/11/2015

The windows of two homes and a car have been broken in what police are treating as hate crimes in north Belfast.

The two incidents happened in the early hours of Monday November 2.

Just after 3am police received a report that three windows had been smashed at a property in the Mulderg Drive area of Newtownabbey.

In addition the rear nearside window of the family car was also smashed.

The owner was woken up during the incident and a man wearing a dark coloured coat with the hood up and a white scarf covering their face was seen running from the scene.

A short time late police received a call from a householder in nearby Garton Way where it was reported that three windows had been smashed at their property.

Police are treating the incidents as linked.

Inspector Roy Watton said: "We believe the two incidents which are being treated as hate crimes are connected.

"I am appealing for anyone with any information about these two incidents to contact Police at Antrim Road station on the non-emergency number 101 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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