Police probe racist attack in Jordanstown

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POLICE have appealed for witnesses following an attack on a house in the Jordanstown Road area last week.

At around 9.45pm on Monday, September 10, several stones were thrown at the property, smashing a front window.

It’s understood the house has been targeted on a number of previous occasions, and a PSNI spokesperson confirmed that the incident is being treated as a racially motivated hate crime.

Alliance councillor Tom Campbell, who represents the University area, condemned the incident as “an abhorrent crime.”

“This is not the first such attack on this property and indicates a possible pattern of deliberate harassment. It may be that there were witnesses to this incident and if so I would urge anyone who has information about this crime to report it to the police so that this can be investigated and those involved dealt with by the courts,” he said.

Investigating officers can be contacted at Newtownabbey Station on 0845 600 8000. Alternatively, information can be passed anonymously to the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111.