A 19-year-old, arrested by detectives investigating racist attacks on more than 100 Romanians in Belfast, has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

The suspect was questioned about the intimidation that forced the families to flee their homes last week and seek sanctuary in a church.

He had been taken into custody in south Belfast last night.

Up to 100 of the 114 eastern Europeans targeted have now decided to quit Northern Ireland altogether.

Already, 25 have flown home and another 75 are planning to go in the next few days.

Just 14 have decided to stay in Belfast.

A 21-year-old man appeared in court in Belfast yesterday charged with intimidating the Romanians.

On Monday, boys aged 15 and 16 appeared in court on charges linked to the attacks.

Two more teenagers, aged 16 and 17, who were being questioned were released last night pending further inquiries.

Elsewhere, a report carried out for Northern Ireland's Equality Commission has shown that almost a quarter of the 1,000 people surveyed would not like living next door to a migrant worker.

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The survey also showed that 50% would mind living next door to a member of the Traveller community, which is an increase on four years ago.

More than 23% of people said they would mind a gay, lesbian or bisexual person living next door, compared to 14% three years ago.

Having a neighbour of a different religion was a difficulty for only 6% of respondents.