‘Racially aggravated’ attack on house in Co Armagh

Police are appealing for information following racist attack on a house in Co Armagh.

Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 12:45 pm
Updated Sunday, 22nd November 2020, 1:43 pm
Spelga Park in Lurgan. Google image

The incident took place around 7.50pm on Saturday at the Spelga Park property in Lurgan’s Mourneview estate.

Police said a number of young people broke a window before making off.

In a statement on the Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon PSNI Facebook page, they said: “Police attended a racially aggravated criminal damage in Spelga Park Lurgan which occurred at approx 1950hrs on Saturday 21 November.

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“A large group of youths gathered around the victims property before throwing a stone at the living room window leaving it shattered.”

It adds: “Police have conducted house to house enquiries in the area and are seeking any further information regarding the incident and those responsible.

“If you believe you can help our enquiries, please contact 101 quoting incident number 1590 of 21 November.”

Ulster Unionist MLA Doug Beattie said there is “no place” for such hatred in any society.

I’m disgusted to hear about this racially motivated attack in Lurgan,” the Upper Bann representative said.

“There is no place for these hate crimes in any society.”

Mr Beattie added: “All this does is undermine the Mourneview community as they drive to make the area a welcoming place to live.”