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Police Appeal Following “Racially Motivated” Criminal Damage in Newry

Police are appealing for information following a report regarding racist graffiti which had been spray painted onto a wall of a house in the Mourne View Park area of Newry.

Inspector Darren Hardy said: “We believe this act of racially-motivated criminal damage was carried out on two occasions in the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday (18th and 19th January).

“Enquiries are continuing and the incident is being treated as a racist hate crime. I would encourage anyone with information to contact police on 101, quoting reference 718 of 20/01/22. You can also submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

ENDS

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