16/11/2020

Two Men Arrested In Connection With Petrol Bomb Incident

Two men have been arrested in connection with an incident in Ballymena in the early hours on Sunday, 15 November.

Officers were in the Fisherwick Gardens area, shortly before 5am, when they became aware that a petrol bomb had been thrown inside a property. There were three male occupants inside the property at the time.

Fortunately, the occupants of the property managed to extinguish the petrol bomb and no one was injured.
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Officers subsequently arrested two men, aged 26 and 28 years old, on suspicion of arson endangering life with intent, throwing petrol bomb, criminal damage and possessing a petrol bomb in suspicious circumstances. They both remain in custody this afternoon. 

Detective Inspector McKenna said: "This was a completely reckless attack which could have had serious consequences. 

"We are working to establish a motive for this attack and I'm appealing to anyone who may have been in the area and saw any suspicious activity around this time, or knows anything about this, to get in touch with us on 101, quoting  reference number 277 15/11/20."

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