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Police treating Belfast paint attack as sectarian hate crime

Paint has been thrown at the window of a residential premises in The Mount area of Belfast after 9pm last night.
Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
Paint has been thrown at the window of a residential premises in The Mount area of Belfast after 9pm last night. Photo Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press
The Mount in Belfast. Credit: Google

Police are treating an incident that saw paint thrown at the window of a house in Belfast as a sectarian hate crime.

At around 9.10pm on Friday paint was thrown at the window of a residential premises in The Mount area in the east of the city.

No-one was injured during the incident, which police are treating as a sectarian hate crime.

Alliance councillor Michelle Kelly said: “I utterly condemn those behind this incident.

“Those behind it do not speak for the majority of people in East Belfast, which is an open and welcoming community for those of all backgrounds. People who engage in sectarian behaviour of any kind do nothing but bring shame upon themselves.

“I urge anyone with information on this incident to give it to police immediately.”

Sergeant Foster said: "I would appeal to anyone who noticed any suspicious activity to contact police at Strandtown on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference1 864 13/12/19. 

"Information can also be given to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

 

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