Clarkson family targeted in hate crime

The Hassans car. Photo: 9News
The Hassans car. Photo: 9News

A MUSLIM family in Clarkson was targeted in a hate crime this week.

The Hassan family found their BMW had been spraypainted with swastikas and insults when they woke early on Tuesday morning.

Photo: 9News

Mariam Hassan told 9news they were asleep and her husband found the damage when he woke up to prepare a bottle for their 11-month-old son.

Police are investigating this incident as an act of vandalism, with possible scope for criminal charges under the racial vilification act.

Clarkson Senior Sergeant Stephen Foley said it was the only incident of that nature reported locally, and was a concern for the community and victims.