Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has today condemned racist attacks on Eastern European families living in the Hesketh area of North Belfast over the weekend.
Gerry Kelly said:
“These attacks were carried out by a gang of men brandishing knives and a hatchet.
“Thankfully no one has been seriously hurt in these attacks so far.
“I condemn outright those behind these latest disgraceful racist attacks.
“I am also calling on unionist politicians and on people with influence in the community in Glenbryn and Hesketh to do all in their power to prevent any further attacks.
"Racists who carry out such despicable actions in an attempt to instill fear into families living here need to be taken off our streets.
“Anyone with any information on those involved in the attacks should bring it immediately to the PSNI.”