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11/01/2018

Mother And Son Escape Injury Following Petrol Bomb Attack

A mother and her son have escaped injury after a petrol bomb attack at a house in Dungannon, Co Tyrone.

The attack happened in the Springdale area in the early hours of Thursday morning, 11 January.

The device was thrown at a window and caught fire outside the property.

The woman extinguished the fire herself.
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She and her 24-year-old son were asleep at the time of the attack. They were not hurt, however they were left shocked.

Two men and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

(CD)


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