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PSNI must do more to end racist campaign of intimidation – Kelly

12 October, 2014 - by Gerry Kelly

Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly said the PSNI must do more to tackle the scourge of racist attacks in North Belfast. The North Belfast MLA was speaking after a gang carried out a number of racist attacks on homes in the Woodvale area in the early hours of this morning.

Gerry Kelly said:

“There is clearly an organised campaign of racist intimidation going on in the Woodvale area.

“This is the latest in a series of racist attacks in Woodvale. Last month a 16-year-old boy was beaten on a bus in a racist attack and a home belonging to a Hungarian family was attacked a week later.

“These attacks on people who have made homes for themselves and their families here are appalling. They are a clear attempt to intimidate families from their homes.

“I’m calling on the PSNI to do more to tackle the gangs involved in these attacks. It’s important that the police also get the full backing of unionist and loyalist politicians and community leaders in bringing these attacks to an end.

“People in the local community should stand shoulder to shoulder with the families who are victims of the racist bigots. And I urge them to bring forward any information to the police to end this cycle of intimidation and racial hatred.”

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