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Paint bomb attack at Newry house treated as hate crime

Police in Newry are appealing for information after jars of paint were thrown at a house in Chequer Court.

At around 3.50am yesterday (Tuesday), January 12, three or four jars of paint were thrown at the house.

The attack was at the home of a settled members of the Travelling Community and the PSNI are treating this as a hate crime and enquiries are ongoing.

They would like to hear from anyone who has information which may assist their investigation and can be contacted on 101, quoting ref: 70 120116.

If you prefer to provide information without giving your details you can contact the independent Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Sinn Féin Newry Councillor Charlie Casey has condemned the attack.

“This is thuggish behaviour and has absolutely no place in the society we are trying to build here,” he said.

“There can be no excuse for these kinds of attacks and I’m sure the entire community will stand behind me on that.

“I’d urge anyone who has any information on this attack to contact the PSNI as soon as possible.”

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