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Three charged over display of anti-Muslim materials in Armagh and Newry

Three arrested in early morning police operation

Three men have been charged with race hate crime offences.

They were arrested this morning in relation to the display of items likely to stir racial hatred.

The three – aged 31, 38 and 47 – have been charged tonight (Thursday).

The operation came after a report of the display of anti-Muslim materials in both Armagh and Newry on June 21.

Chief Inspector Jon Burrows, commenting after the operation, said: “The PSNI do not tolerate hate crime.”

As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

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