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Woman arrested for racially abusing teenage girls in Belfast city centre

A still from a video showing three teenage girls being racially abused by a woman

Police have arrested a 30-year-old woman in connection with racial abuse directed at three teenage girls in Belfast city centre.

The PSNI said that informtaion provided by the public led to the arrest.

A video, taken by one of the victim's on her phone, showed a blonde woman hurling abuse at the girls as they sat on a bench beside city hall at 9pm on Saturday.

In the video the woman can be heard hurling expletives and complaining about the teenagers "walking into our...protestant country".

Chief Inspector Kirkpatrick said, “Following information provided by the public, a 30 year old woman has been interviewed by police investigating an incident during which racial abuse was directed towards three teenage girls at Donegal Square West in Belfast city centre on Saturday 10 June. A report will now be submitted to the Public Prosecution Service.”

 

Video courtesy of Grainne McKinney

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