Further attack in Protestant estate

Published Tuesday, 30 July 2013
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Police are appealing for information after a further sectarian attack in the Suffolk area of west Belfast.

Further attack in Protestant estate
A car windscreen was smashed on Monday evening. (© UTV)

A car window was smashed by a stone in the Protestant estate on Monday evening.

Police attended the scene to look for the culprit, who was described as wearing a red top.

They did not find anyone in the area at the time.

The incident is being treated by police as a hate crime and police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

It comes after community talks were held with PSNI on Monday after a group of up to 100 nationalist youths went on the rampage, damaging four cars and smashing a window of a home in the area.

The DUP said stones were thrown from the Stewartstown Road into Carnanmore Park shortly before 7pm.

"It's very disappointing that there has been a further attack," local DUP councillor Brian Kingston told UTV.

"So soon after that meeting, which went very well, more innocent residents have been attacked and I understand the police have been out."

© UTV News
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29 Comments
Eamo in Belfast wrote (411 days ago):
To suffolk resident very well said. You are totally right in everything you said. These scum who committed this are not Republican just scum.
desdodes in Lower Ormeau wrote (411 days ago):
@ suffolk resident. Aye right.
Suffolk Resident in Belfast wrote (412 days ago):
Humanist: We have several Polish neighbours. No one here is rude enough too ask their religion - nor do we care. We are not bigots. They are not Republicans, they aren't involved in violence. For the most part they are very hard working decent people. The car was targeted because some half-wits feel that any vehicle in a Protestant estate belongs to Protestants.
WTF in Caleta de Fuste wrote (413 days ago):
Jesus wept.......(sigh)@ Peter in Armagh, because the area is 'festooned' with red ,white and blue that makes the attacks ok then? @ Peter in Belfast, it's all the fault of the Orange Order, 'cos they forced them poor kaffolik youths to attack this small protestant area so they did'.....tube. @Derry....ahhh bejesus.....sure there's not a single murial or tricolour or nuttin on that luvverly Falls Road in West Belfast where you claim to be, to be sure and all and all and dat....idiot.
Tendwayi in Antrim wrote (413 days ago):
Brendan, it would be interesting to know the breakdown of how many of these attackers know both parents. Family unit breakdown, unstable home life, multi-generational unemployment, lack of education/qualifications, alcohol and drug abuse are all mitigating factors to why our country is the way it is.
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