Belfast Islamic centre attacked with paint bomb

Incident believed linked to London terror incident

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Police Service of Northern Ireland


An Islamic centre in Belfast has been attacked with a paint bomb in what police are treating as a hate crime.

The centre in the Wellington Park area of the city was targeted at about 10pm last night.

A milk bottle filled with paint was thrown at the building and two teenage boys were seen running away from the area.

A number of mosques have been attacked in England in the wake of the murder on Wednesday of soldier Lee Rigby by terrorists in London.

No one was injured in the criminal damage incident in Belfast.

Anyone who witnessed it or who has any information is asked to contact police.