Two arrested after race attack

Published Monday, 09 June 2014
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Two men have been arrested following a racially motivated attack in west Belfast.

Two arrested after race attack
Police are investigating. (© UTV)

A 36-year-old man was assaulted in the Sliabh Dubh area off the Springfield Road at around 8.30pm on Monday.

Following the incident two men, aged 32 and 25, were arrested by police.

They remain in police custody and detectives have appealed for information in relation to the attack.

A spokeswoman added: "Police are treating the incident as a racially motivated attack."

Police have not released details of the victim's condition.

© UTV News
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Jack M in Belfast wrote (231 days ago):
This man's partner is a close relative of mine. They are both very hard-working people. It is shocking that this can take place in broad daylight. It seems to me that the police and the courts do not take this kind of crime as seriously as they should. Anyone convicted of this crime will undoubtedly get just a slap on the wrist. Which just gives the nod to others to go out and do the same thing.
johnthomas in belfast wrote (232 days ago):
I live in sliabh dubh and seen all this happen i am speechless at what happened and how it happened
trevor in belfast wrote (232 days ago):
i hope these people are locked up for a long time, they offer society nothing but pure hatred and only add to the bad image this country has been portrayed as having recently, once harsh and long sentences are imposed it will only be then that these sort off attacks will end, hopefully a 2-3 year custodial term will have them think the next time they feel brave and face 1 man regardless off race.
Celer et Audax in Omagh wrote (232 days ago):
Arrests are made in relation to a racially motivated assault in Belfast... well done to the Police. Now, we need to see the Public Prosecution Service step up and do the right thing. And if this does get before the Courts, will the Judiciary apply a sentence appropriate to the Crime so that becomes a deterrent for "like minded " persons . Sentences CAN deter !!!!
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