Northern Ireland

West Belfast: Paint attack treated as hate crime say PSNI

Ghana man
Image caption The man who lives in the house is originally from Ghana, but moved to Northern Ireland eight years ago

A house that was damaged in an overnight attack in west Belfast is being treated as a hate crime, police have said.

It happened some time between 22:00 GMT on Saturday evening and 08:00 GMT on Sunday morning at a property in Upper Townsend Terrace.

Paint was thrown over the windows and doors of the house.

The man who lives in the house is a foreign national from Ghana.

Sgt David Byrne said police were treating the incident as a hate crime and appealed for witnesses.