UVF blamed for race hate

A racist attack in east Belfast has been described as “worrying” by a local MLA, given a common thread of recent attacks.

Robin Newton was speaking as it was announced that police are now treating as a hate crime an attack on a house in the Bloomfield Drive area on Saturday. The Housing Executive house was painted with racist slurs and graffiti between 1am and 7am. The attack has been linked to the UVF by Patrick Yu of the Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities saying that “there is no organisation which can initiate that kind of action”.

See full story here

View All