A number of incidents of racial abuse are being investigated by the PSNI with them launching an appeal for information following the latest incident in the Camlough Road area of Bessbrook on the afternoon of Saturday 17 June.

Constable Roberts said: “ We received a report that at around 4.30pm on the Saturday afternoon, the driver of a blue coloured van shouted racial abuse to a man standing near the junction of Green Road and Camlough Road in Bessbrook.

"This is the latest in a number of similar incidents and our enquiries are ongoing."

If you witnessed the incident or have any information please contact the police in Newtownhamilton on 101 quoting reference number 1081 17/06/17 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”