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Elderly couple targeted by bigots

An elderly couple are “terrified” of being targeted again by youths after their car was badly damaged in a sectarian attack in west Belfast.

The 79-year-old man and his wife — who do not want to be named — had just returned from church to their home in Workman Avenue on Sunday evening when the windows of their car were smashed.

It is understood around £500 worth of damage was caused to the Rover car. The couple were not in the car at the time.

Community worker Gerald Solinas said the attack — the latest in a number of anti-social incidents in the street — has left local people angered.

“Around 6.15pm, youths came through the gates carrying bottles of alcohol which they then used to smash the front and rear windows of the car,” said Mr Solinas.

“The couple are really shaken and upset and are terrified that they will be targeted again. They are scared to even talk about it as they have been targeted several times this year,” he added.

Anyone with information should contact detectives at Tennent Street Station on: 0845 600 8000.

Belfast Telegraph