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Families to leave after attacks

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Some Indian families living in an estate in Portadown, County Armagh, have said they want to leave the area after racist attacks last week.

Windows were smashed at two houses in the Killicomaine estate last Thursday. Police described it as a hate crime.

One woman whose home was targeted said they were too scared to stay.

"We think it was young people, but we don't know who did it, we didn't recognise who was there but we know it was young boys and guys," she said.

Her husband had taken their two children, aged two and seven, up to bed before a rock crashed through their living room window.

She said that they were expecting someone to do something "to stop this kind of behaviour," but her husband said that they would leave the area because "it was no longer safe for us".



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