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Four men to appear before court in Belfast next month charged in connection with hate crime attack in city

Four men are due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court next month charged in relation to racially-motivated hate crime attack in the city in June
Marie Louise McConville

Four men are due to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court next month charged in relation to a racially-motivated hate crime attack in the city in June.

One of the men aged 19 and two others aged 20 are charged with a number of offences including assault occasioning actual bodily harm, possession of an offensive weapon with intent to commit an indictable offence and aggravated burglary.

A fourth man, aged 23, is charged with assisting offenders.

The incident took place in Lawrence Street on Wednesday, June 2. It was reported that a group of people in the property were threatened by a gang of armed men who forced their way in.

Windows at the property were also smashed by the intruders.

All four men are due in court on January 11.

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