04/05/2004

Families escape injury in petrol bomb attacks

Two families have escaped injury following petrol bomb attacks in Co Down early this morning.

The devices were thrown at two houses in Annesborough, near Castlewellan, at around 1.30am.

One of the houses, where a woman and two teenagers were sleeping, suffered scorch damage. No one was injured in the attack.

The second house, where a baby, three teenagers, a woman and her partner lived, had a lucky escape when the device failed to explode.

Police have said they do not believe either incident was sectarian.

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