Police treating Antrim arson attack as hate crime

Subi Bhilip, a Cardiac nurse from Antrim, pictured at her home which was targeted in an overnight arson attack.  Picture: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye
Subi Bhilip, a Cardiac nurse from Antrim, pictured at her home which was targeted in an overnight arson attack. Picture: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

Police are treating an arson attack on a family car in the Meadow Drive area of Antrim as a hate crime.

The car was discovered ablaze at around 6.30am this morning.

The  family car which was totally destroyed in an overnight arson attack in Antrim.  Picture: Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye

The family car which was totally destroyed in an overnight arson attack in Antrim. Picture: Stephen Hamilton/ Presseye

Chief Inspector John Allen commented: “This is being treated as a hate crime and we are actively investigating the incident and providing support to the family.

“We believe that the attack was motivated by racial hatred.

“Any attack on property is unacceptable, however I totally condemn the racial hate crime element of this attack, which makes it particularly repugnant

“I am encouraged by the support the family have received following the incident. I would further ask that anyone with any information on the matter contacts police on the non-emergency number 101. Or, you can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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