POLICE are treating criminal damage to a number of cars in Dungannon as a hate crime.
The cars were damaged in the Coolcush Court area of Dungannon on Sunday past.
Police received a report at approximately 7am that three cars had racist comments painted on them. There was also a report that racist comments were painted on a wall and a flat in the Lisnaclin Court area.
Appealing for information Inspector Jamieson said “This is a mindless and shameful attack on innocent members of the community and I would urge anyone with information to come forward”.
Police would ask anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or who has any information to contact them at Dungannon on 0845 600 8000. Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.