29/06/2017

Investigation Launched Following Race Hate Crime In East Belfast

Police have launched an investigation after a takeaway was targeted in a race hate crime in east Belfast.

The incident happened at premises on the Beersbridge Road between midnight and 7.30am on Thursday, 29 June.

Police are treating the attack as a racially-motivated hate crime.
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A PSNI spokesperson said: "Police would be keen would speak to anyone with any information relating to this incident. Serial 195 of 29th June 2017."

(CD/LM)

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