Police reveal new method of beating racism…

SENIOR cop Mark Gilmore has urged those behind racist attacks in Lisburn to turn themselves in “before receiving a visit from police”. That seems pretty unlikely, as no-one has ever been prosecuted for a racist attack under the two-year-old hate crimes legislation. And, as the PSNI’s own statistics reveal, only seven racial offences were ‘cleared’ by Lisburn police last year – although ‘clearing’ a crime doesn’t necessarily mean there were any prosecutions. Perhaps asking the racists behind the attack to turn themselves in is actually the police’s best bet to secure convictions?