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Gay man's home attacked six times
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There have been a number of homophobic attacks in the city
A gay man living in Londonderry says his home has been attacked for the sixth time in two years.

Brian McDermott said a gang smashed a window and threw paint at his house in Abbey Street in the Bogside area.

He says the same group of people are waging a campaign of intimidation against him.

"We are looking at what I was told last night is a paint bomb. It has totally smashed the window - there is paint and glass everywhere," he said.

"I believe it is the same people continually and I have also given a list of names to my elected representatives in the area, who I feel should be visiting the homes of these people and talking to their parents."

Meanwhile, a third of all attacks on gay people in Northern Ireland last year happened in Derry, according to police figures.

They show that of almost 200 attacks, 69 were reported in the city.


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