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Attack on house treated as racist

Police are investigating the attack
Police are investigating the attack

An attack on a house in east Belfast is being treated as racist, the police have said.

Windows were smashed and paint was thrown at the house on the Cregagh Road early on Thursday morning.

The area's Alliance MLA, Naomi Long, said that two Polish families, one with two children, live there.

She said that most people in the area lived peacefully with migrant workers but that there was a "small minority" who would engage in such attacks.

"I would certainly encourage anyone living in the area who might have seen or heard something, or who might see or hear something in future, to contact police, because clearly what we want is for people to be able to live free from this kind of intimidation," she said.

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