Northern Ireland

Walmer Street, south Belfast, house attack 'sectarian'

Broken window Walmer Street
Image caption A brick was thrown through the front window of the house on Sunday night

Police are treating an attack on a house in south Belfast on Sunday night as a sectarian hate crime.

A brick was thrown through the front window of a house on Walmer Street at about 19:20 BST, damaging a television in the front room.

Sectarian abuse was also shouted at the occupant, a woman in her late 30s who was not injured.

A man was seen running from the scene and driving off in a silver/grey car in the direction of Haypark Avenue.

He was described as being in his 30s with short hair and stocky build.

Meanwhile, police have said they are treating a separate incident at Raby Street, also in the Ormeau Road area, as a hate crime.

Graffiti was sprayed on the door frame and window of a house on Monday morning.