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Sectarian and homophobic slurs sprayed on homes in Derry

Police are treating the incidents as hate crimes.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland are appealing for information after sectarian and homophobic graffiti was sprayed on houses in county Derry.

In a statement the PSNI said police in Magherafelt are investigating several incidents of criminal damage in the village of Curran.

Sergeant Robinson said officers received reports that three properties in the village had been targeted overnight.

“Sectarian and homophobic slogans had been sprayed at the houses,” he said. “We are treating these occurrences as hate incidents and I would ask anyone with any information or anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the Curran area to contact officers in Magherafelt on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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