Belfast Multi-Cultural Association building badly damaged by fire

Police have said they believe a fire at a building that houses the Belfast Multi-Cultural Association (BMCA) was a deliberate hate crime.

The fire started at about 20:30 GMT on Thursday and caused significant damage to the building on Donegall Pass.

It took more than 50 firefighters to control the blaze, which the fire service said was already "through the roof" when they arrived.

Muhammed Atif from the BMCA said he was "gutted" by the incident.