Polish family 'being forced out'

Published Thursday, 04 September 2014
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A Polish family living in Moneymore have said they are being forced from their home.

Two large stones were thrown through the window of their house at Rockview Park in what they say is the thirteenth time they've been attacked since June.

The couple, who have five children - the youngest aged just five months old, have lived in this part of Co Londonderry for two years but have told UTV they now plan to leave.

They said: "We are very frightened and we don't want to live here. We're frightened to sleep because we don't know what's going to happen and we're frightened to go out."

In the latest attack, which took place just before 11pm on Tuesday, a piece of concrete was thrown at the front window smashing the outer panel and double glazing.

Police are treating it as a hate crime.

The family continued: "We've lived here for two years and this is the worst incident. Since June there have been 13 incidents, attacks on our car. I think it's because we're from Poland."

Anyone with more information has been asked to contact the PSNI.

© UTV News
Comments Comments
Max in Belfast wrote (145 days ago):
Appalling behaviour... sadly these types of attacks are becoming a regular occurrence. People coming to live in a new country deserve better.
Kevin barry in Newlodge road wrote (145 days ago):
Disgracfull shocking and void of all the religous values they wer tought watever religeon they are shoudnt happen any where in our world evenore more shoking so close da home god help the victims family and friends
Nonbigot in Lurgan wrote (145 days ago):
What a name the people of NI are getting in these countries, they must think we are barbarians, I've worked in a few countries and was always treated well by the locals, the Polish people are nice and they are a brave people, they should be left alone to live their lives and befriended by us, the clowns who are doing this need help, educate them in the ways of the world and maybe make them better people
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