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PSNI appealing for information after sectarian shooting

No one was injured in the incident which took place around 3am.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are appealing for information following a hate crime shooting.

The incident took place in the Claragh Court area of Clough, Co Down during the early hours of this morning.

At around 3am shots were reportedly fired at two parked cars. Damage was caused to the windscreens of the cars, but no one was injured.

The motive is believed to have been sectarian.

In a statement released this afternoon, the PSNI said that detectives are treating the shooting as a hate crime.

Police have asked anyone who saw any suspicious behaviour in the area, or who has any information about the incident, to contact them at Downpatrick CID on the non-emergency number 101.

If someone would prefer to provide information anonymously, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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