‘Hate crime’ brick terror a ‘case of mistaken identity’

Thursday, 20 April 2017

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DESPITE a chorus of condemnation following what the PSNI have described as a 'hate crime' in which a brick landed in a baby's cot, loyalist figures in Antrim are claiming the attack was a case of 'mistaken identity'.
Police say that they are treating the incident at Tarragon Park in Townparks South in the early hours of last Wednesday morning as a hate crime, as the victims are Polish.
Patryk Grzechnik, his partner Martyna Wiodarozyk and their child Nadia were asleep at the property when two windows were smashed, one in the front kitchen and one in an upstairs bedroom.
The piece of brick used to smash the upstairs window landed in baby Nadia's cot, but the child had a lucky escape as she was sleeping with her parents due to illness.
However, loyalist figures in Antrim later claimed that the attack may have been a case of 'mistaken identity'.
While that will be cold comfort to the victims, sources say that a collection has already been taken up for the family.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian


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