Belfast homes damaged in racist attack

Published Monday, 05 May 2014
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A woman whose home was targeted in a racist attack in east Belfast has said she fears for her safety and is considering leaving the area.

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Three homes were attacked in the Roslyn Street area over the weekend.

Graffiti saying "locals only" and "get out" was scrawled on walls of the properties.

A 28-year-old Polish woman who lives in one of the homes, said she and her nine-year-old were considering leaving the area because of the incident.

Police have appealed for anyone with information in relation to the attack, which happened sometime overnight on Saturday, to contact them.

The attack is the latest in a series of racist incidents in the city.

Recently a Romanian cyclist had faeces thrown at him on the Newtownards Road.

He had to be treated in hospital for the injuries he sustained.

The police have said there has been a 40% increase in racist attacks in the past year with the vast majority taking place in Belfast.

In response the PSNI has established a special unit - 'Operation Orion' - to tackle hate crimes.

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24 Comments
Tommy Atkins in London England wrote (139 days ago):
So Martin In Carrick According to your post you do NOT consider the East Belfast attacks on immigrants as "Real Racism !"
Seanie in Dungannon wrote (139 days ago):
So sad same happens in the Dungannon area but never makes the news... The thugs that do this probably could not find Poland on a map..I have been there often and was made so welcome by people young and old.
przemek in hull wrote (140 days ago):
Yep very brave... attack women and child lol well done big boys lol
Martin in Carrick wrote (140 days ago):
@ tommy atkins in London England. if you want to see real racism look no further than England, where all the people are so friendly!! and yes I have lived there.
John in Belfast wrote (140 days ago):
God bless this woman and her 9 year old child, Gods curse on those who would do them harm.
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