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Racist thugs must be held to account

Once again, a family has been subjected to a racially-motivated attack, this time in north Belfast.

A woman and a child escaped injury after a brick was thrown at the front window of the family's home in York Road on Thursday night.

Police said a number of youths were involved in the attack in what must have been a frightening ordeal for the family, who are from Bangladesh.

This is an absolutely despicable crime carried out by thugs motivated by prejudice and intolerance.

Anyone who can help bring those responsible to justice should come forward to the police.

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