YOUTHS ARRESTED OVER ‘RACE HATE’ ATTACK IN BELFAST

POLICE in Belfast are appealing for information following a ‘race hate’ assault at the East Bridge Street area on Monday afternoon.

Inspector Sayers said: “Shortly before 5:35pm, it was reported that a number of youths had assaulted a man in his 30’s in the area.

“The male was treated at the scene for  injuries that are not believed to be life threatening.

“An 18 year old male and two male youths aged 16 & 17 years old were arrested on suspicion of assault. All three remain in police custody. An 18 year old female was cautioned in relation to the incident.

“Enquiries are continuing but police are treating this as a racially motivated hate crime.

“We would appeal to anyone with any information to contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1035 17/9/18.

“Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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