PSNI treating attack on north Belfast house as hate crime

The windows of the house were smashed in the overnight attack The windows of the house were smashed in the overnight attack

Police are treating an attack on a house in north Belfast as a hate crime.

A man who lived in the house reported to police at around 02:00 GMT on Sunday that a number of windows at the property in Deacon Street had just been smashed.

None of the occupants were injured as a result of the attack.

Police have appealed for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact them.

Local DUP councillor Guy Spence said such attacks were not wanted.

"I'm wholeheartedly shocked, and certainly speaking on behalf of the whole community, speaking on behalf of our party, we condemn it absolutely," he said.

"Actions like this aren't welcoming for this community, or any community whatsoever, and this community has came through an awful lot in the past and actions like this don't help it."

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