Belfast homes damaged in racist attack

Belfast homes damaged in racist attack

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.

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.1of the polish victims is a 28yo woman with a 9yo child. She says she is very scared & may leave the area.— Sara Moore (@saramoore_utv) May 5, 2014


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