29/06/2015

Appeal After Muslim Woman Assaulted In 'Hate Crime' Attack

Police are appealing for information after a Muslim woman was assaulted in Portadown on Saturday.

The incident occurred on the Gilford Road at around 4.30pm.

Police are treating the attack as a 'hate crime', which was racially motivated.

A white car began to beep the horn at the woman and the female passenger began shouting racial abuse.

The car stopped and the female passenger got out and assaulted the woman, using racist language throughout.

The victim was very distressed after the attack.

Police are appealing to anyone with information to contact them.

(CD)

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