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Paintbombs ‘thrown at house in racially motivated attack’

A young boy and four adults were inside the property in Newtownabbey in the early hours of Sunday.

PSNI officers have appealed for information (Niall Carson/PA)
PSNI officers have appealed for information (Niall Carson/PA)

By Rebecca Black, PA

A number of paint bombs have been reportedly thrown at a house in Co Antrim, in what police are investigating as a racially motivated incident.

It happened in the Fernagh Avenue area in the early hours of Sunday.

A young boy and four adults were inside the property at the time. No-one was injured.

A PSNI spokesman said they received a report that a number of paint bombs were thrown at the front of a house in the area, with one smashing the front window, at about 25 past midnight.

“It was reported two men and two women, all in their 20s, and a young boy were inside the property during the incident, with thankfully no injuries reported,” he said.

“Inquiries are continuing and at this stage the incident is being treated as a racially motivated hate crime.

“We would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police in Newtownabbey on 101, quoting reference number 32 24/11/19.”

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