RACE HATE PROBE OVER ARSON ATTACK ON EAST BELFAST NAIL BAR

police crime scene pic 1ARSONISTS  have set fire to a nail salon in Belfast in an overnight race hate attack.

Asta’s Glam Factory, on Castlereagh Street, is owned by a Lithuanian woman.

Police received a report that a gang of men forced up the shutters shortly before midnight.

They poured accelerant on the premises and set it alight.

It follows a series of recent attacks on foreign nationals in Belfast.

Three fire crews were called to deal with the fire at the nail salon and the blaze was extinguished by 1 am.

Police said no-one was in the salon at the time but the building has been extensively damaged by fire and smoke.

The PSNI are to give more details about the incident at a press conference this afternoon.

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