A TEENAGER has been arrested over a a racist attack in Derry which left two men “badly shaken”.
An 18-year-old man was arrested after the two men were attacked and racially abused as they walked through Waterloo Place at around 11.45 pm on Tuesday last.
He was later released pending a report to the Public Prosecution Service.
One of men was assaulted by the gang of youths numbering up 20 while walking through the city centre.
He was attacked a second time in Sackville street by a girl who was with the group.
Police said the two victims had been left “very badly shaken” by their ordeal>
Officer say they are treating the incident as a racially motivated hate crime.
The incident has been condemned by Sinn Fein Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney who described it as “very concerning.”
“There can be no place for racism, sexism, sectarianism, homophobia or any form of discrimination in our society.
“Derry is known across the world for its friendly welcome for everyone and this is not reflective of the city.
“I would call on anyone with information on this incident to bring it forward to the PSNI,” he added.