Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has condemned an attack on a house allocated to a Catholic mother of four in Ballysillan and called for a full police investigation into anyone who may have information about the origin of the threats and those responsible.
The North Belfast MLA
“The police have confirmed that an attack on a home allocated to a Catholic woman in the Ballysillan area of north Belfast is being treated as a hate crime.
“This is a clear case of sectarian intimidation.
“This was a mother of four children who was allocated a house in the mouth of Christmas and was looking forward to moving in and celebrating Christmas with her family.
“There can be no place for sectarianism like this in our society and it needs to be condemned by all public representatives.
“This attack comes after reports that a public representative had raised ‘concerns’ about the allocation of this house.
“There should be a thorough police investigation into this attack and the origin of these threats, and those behind them.”