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Family targeted in racial attack

A mother and her three children were targeted in what police believe is a racially-motivated attack in Stockbridge Village.

The windows were smashed at their home in Woodfarm Hey on Friday night as a gang of youths hurled stones at the property.

The victims were not injured during the incident but were left extremely shaken, a police spokesman confirmed.

Ch Supt Darren Martland said: "We want to bring these offenders to justice."

We completely condemn any racist incidents
Ch Supt Darren Martland

Merseyside Police is investigating the incident and is working closely with the family involved.

Mr Martland said: "This kind of behaviour will not be tolerated in our communities and I would reassure local people that we are treating the matter very seriously.

"We completely condemn any racist incidents and are committed to bringing those that commit hate crimes to justice."



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