Member of staff with learning disability '˜verbally abused'

Police are appealing to parents in Larne and Carrick to help prevent hate incidents.

Thursday, 5th July 2018, 11:45 am
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:09 pm
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It follows one yesterday at business premises in the east Antrim area involving young perpetrators.

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Larne PSNI stated: “We were called to a local business establishment where a member of staff was verbally abused and openly mocked. The reason for this? They had a learning disability.

“Due to the motivation this was deemed a hate incident. I still cannot believe in this day and age we are having to explain that such behaviour is utterly unacceptable.

“It appears that as a society we still have some way to go in achieving some sort of decency in how we deal with the most vulnerable. If you are a parent please reiterate this message to your kids.”