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Brick thrown through window lands in baby's cot

Police are treating the incident as a hate crime.
Apr 13th 2017, 7:55 AM 12,575 12

POLICE IN NORTHERN IRELAND are appealing for witnesses following an incident in which a brick thrown through a window of a house landed in a baby’s cot.

The incident happened in the Tarragon Park area of Antrim in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The PSNI is treating the incident as a hate crime.

Sergeant John Hamilton said: “At 2:20am (yesterday) two windows at the property, one at the front kitchen and one at an upstairs bedroom were smashed.

“The piece of brick used to smash the upstairs window landed in a one-year-old baby’s cot. However, due to being sick the baby was lying with their parents at the time. These reckless actions could have caused serious injury had this not been the case.

We are appealing to anyone that may have any information or to anyone that may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time to contact Antrim police on the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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