POLICE are treating the criminal damage of 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. Racist comments were also painted on a wall and a flat in the Lisnaclin Court area.
UUP Councillor Walter Cuddy has condemned the incident (see video).
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.