Hate crimes ‘driving foreign nationals out of Antrim’

Thursday, 3 November 2016

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A COMMUNITY activist has encouraged local people to reach out to their neighbours and work colleagues amidst claims that foreign nationals are leaving Antrim because they 'feel intimidated'.
Seamus Davis, of Springfarm and District Community Association, spoke out after a car belonging to a Polish family living in Islay Street was damaged.
He also revealed that an Indian family who had their car torched nearby almost exactly a year ago have since left the area.
A PSNI spokesman said that 'a hate crime is not being investigated as a motive' for the latest incident, but Mr Davis said he is sure there is a racial undertone to 'numerous' attacks on cars and properties, some which are going unreported.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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