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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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