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PSNI probes racist hate attack on Belfast home

Police in south Belfast say they are treating an attack on a house earlier this week as a racially-motivated hate crime
Police in south Belfast say they are treating an attack on a house earlier this week as a racially-motivated hate crime
Lauren Harte

By Lauren Harte

Police in south Belfast say they are treating an attack on a house earlier this week as a racially-motivated hate crime.

The property on Connaught Street was targeted at around 11pm on Tuesday.

A window was smashed and paint was thrown over the front door.

Local Alliance Party representative Micky Murray condemned the racists behind the intimidation.

He said those who carried out the attack are not representative of the vast majority living in the area.

He added that most locals wanted to see their community remain open, welcoming and inclusive.

"Acts such as these cause a great deal of stress and fear to those who are on the receiving end," he said.

"Racism simply has no place within our society and it has to be condemned by everyone."

The PSNI urged anyone who has information on the attack to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 1617 April 23.

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