Racist attack on Latvian men in Coalisland

AN assault on two men in Coalisland at the weekend is being treated as racist, police have said.

Two Latvian men  were targeted by a group of men outside a bar in the town at around 9pm on Easter Sunday.

Both men who are aged in their 30s, sustained cuts and bruises as well as possible facial fractures in the attack on Main Street.


“The victims of this assault are both Latvian nationals and we are treating the incident as a hate crime,” said PSNI inspector Neil Beck.

“I would urge anyone who was in the Main Street area and who saw what happened to get in touch with police.

“The number to call is 101. Please quote reference 1012 16/04/17.”


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