Faeces thrown at cyclist in hate attack

Published Wednesday, 30 April 2014
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A cyclist has been pelted with faeces in a hate attack in east Belfast.

Faeces thrown at cyclist in hate attack
Police are investigating the incident (© Pacemaker)

The Romanian man was cycling countrywards on the Newtownards Road on Wednesday morning when a man dressed in dark clothing came over and threw faeces around him.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment.

Police said the man ran off towards the Island Resource Centre. They have asked anyone who witnessed the incident, which happened at about 9.15am, to contact them.

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29 Comments
JJ in Belfast wrote (206 days ago):
@sandra on NY. Well said people are agraid to go against the extremists in east belfast. Even the PSNI and the Unionist polititions wont stand up to them.
Joe.L in Belfast wrote (207 days ago):
@ observer online, these racist attacks are NOT being carried out by EVERYONE in Belfast (I noticed you put BOTH SIDES into your comment albeit about the rioting, clever use of words there) and it's NOT exclusive to Belfast alone, you need to get your facts correct before sending in silly comments. These attacks are being carried out by loyalists in loyalist areas throughout Northern Ireland..........dont believe me? Its well documented try googling, I did, got my facts correct, and now I can comment on it without sounding silly.
Dee in Newtownabbey wrote (208 days ago):
Why are UTV steadfastly refusing to publish my posts outlining that statistically, factually, evidentially, in fact whichever way you want to look at it, an overwhelming loyalist problem???
lucylou in belfast wrote (208 days ago):
Sandra in New York==People all over this city are intimidated and afraid to speak out. Do you think that when punishment beatings/ shootings happen that some people don't know who the perpetrators are? Do you think when joy riders steal and wreck cars some people don't know who they are?. Do you think some people don't know who the drug dealers are in different parts of the town? When petrol bombs are thrown or pipe bombs planted do you think some people don't know who is doing it?It's a pity you left your home town. You should have stayed and you could be the one to'' show and tell'' so the monsters who do these things can be arrested and thrown behind bars for a week or two then come and visit you when they are released. OH WAIT maybe you can stay where you are and gripe about Belfast from a distance and MICHAEL in BELFAST will do it the' show and tells'. for you.
LUCYLOU in belfast wrote (208 days ago):
Michael in Belfast==I don't live in E Belfast! I am just not ready to condemn a whole community on account of a few. Same goes for West, North and South Belfast as far as I am concerned. ADY in TYRONE====yes we christened it ADY!!
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