'Disgust' Over Sectarian Attacks In North Belfast

A number of sectarian attacks have been carried out on homes in a social housing development in north Belfast.

Windows were smashed and a flag hung on a property in Tyndale Gardens, Ballysillan this week. It comes after graffiti was sprayed on another property in the area.

It's understood that Catholic families had been allocated the homes, and police are treating the incidents as hate crimes.

Alliance North Belfast Councillor Nuala McAllister expressed her disgust at the incidents.
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The party candidate for Westminster said: "People who carry out sectarian hate crimes of any kind succeed only in bringing shame on themselves, and they represent nobody with their abhorrent views.

"There is no doubt a social housing crisis exists in North Belfast. A large part of that is people living apart because of religion or other reasons. Houses are houses, no matter who lives there and in which area.

"I urge anyone with any information on these incidents to contact police with it immediately, so those behind these incidents can be stopped."


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