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Last Updated: Sunday, 10 September 2006, 17:27 GMT 18:27 UK
Mother flees over racist threats
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A mother with a five-month-old baby has fled her home near Armagh city centre after receiving racist threats.

Three men called to the house in Gough Avenue at 2200 BST on Saturday. After making some racist comments, they told her to leave the area immediately.

The woman, who is black, told detectives that the men were aged between their mid-20s and late-30s and spoke with local accents.

Mayor of Armagh William Irwin condemned the attack as "thuggish and cowardly".

"I would assure the lady that the vast majority of people in Armagh city and district would totally condemn this and support her," he said.

"We hope that the culprits are caught and the full rigours of the law are brought upon them."

Police have called for anyone who saw anything suspicious to contact them.

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