Racist graffiti daubed on wall in Ballymena treated as hate crime
An investigation has been launched after police discovered racist graffiti daubed on a wall in Ballymena.
The BBC reports the text, reading 'Romas go home', was found painted on a pedestrian subway near the centre of the town at the Larne Road Link.
A report of the graffiti was made at around 12.30pm, and police worked with local agencies to have the text removed.
The incident is being treated as a hate crime.
Ballymena has become the focus of tensions over integration in recent months.
In September residents in the town expressed their concern over what they claimed was a growing number of Romanians.
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