Boy, 13, held in race attack probe


A 13-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with what police have described as an unprovoked racially-motivated assault.

The boy and a 20-year-old man were detained and questioned after a 55-year-old man was attacked in Belfast.

Officers said the incident unfolded on Tate’s Avenue around 10.10pm on Saturday when the man was bumped into by two males.

They proceeded to punch him about the face, inflicting cuts and bruises to his face and hands.

Both suspects have since been released on police bail pending further inquiries.

A PSNI spokesman said: “We would take this opportunity to remind the public that incidents of this nature will not be tolerated and would encourage anyone who has been the victim of a hate incident/crime to report the matter to their local Police on 101.”