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Anti-Islam stickers in Armagh treated as hate crime

The stickers were pasted in the Folly area of Armagh

ANTI-Islam stickers pasted on lampposts in Armagh are being treated by police as a hate crime.

The stickers refer to neo-Nazi group Combat 18 and include the words, "No Islamic takeover".

Alliance Party rep Jackie Coade condemned the stickers, which were spotted last week in the Folly area.

She told the Ulster Gazette they were pasted near the homes of two Muslim men.

"This type of intimidation will not be tolerated in our city," Ms Coade said, adding that she had reported the issue to police.

PSNI chief inspector Tim Flanigan said: "Enquiries are continuing into this incident which we are treating as a hate crime."

He encouraged anyone with information to phone police on 101 quoting reference 503 29/01/20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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