30 April 2005

BBC

City homes are damaged in attacks

Police have appealed for information after four houses in north Belfast were damaged in early morning attacks.

Two houses in Twaddell Avenue had their windows smashed at about 0100 BST. Two other homes in the street had paint thrown at them.

A couple in their 80s live in one of the houses. Frank McAuley whose home was targeted said five youths were seen running in the direction of Ardoyne.

He said he could not understand why his home had been attacked.

"There's only one question I would like to ask these people: 'Why come over and annoy pensioners who do no harm?'," he said.

"If they could answer that question we would be quite happy.

"My house has been attacked on numerous occasions, my vehicle has been attacked on numerous occasions.

"We just want to live in peace here."

Police have appealed for anyone with information about the attacks to contact officers at the Tennent Street station or use the Crimestoppers line.

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