President Rev. Bill Mullally deplores racial attack in East Belfast

The Rev. Bill Mullally, President on hearing of the racial attack in East Belfast has issued the following Statement:

'These attacks are shameful. This violence says more about the perpetrators than the victims. It speaks of an attitude of intolerance against the vulnerable, the stranger and those who are different. We need to expose racist and hate crimes, and work together as a community to create a society that embraces our rich cultural diversity.

'If anyone has any information about this attack and others like it, I would urge them to bring such information to the PSNI as soon as possible.'