29/07/2005

Police in petrol bomb attack appeal

Police are appealing for witnesses following a petrol bomb attack on a house in Co Antrim on Thursday.

One man was inside the property in the Victoria Road area of Carrickfergus when the device exploded shortly after 11pm. He escaped uninjured in the attack.

Detectives said they do not believe the attack was sectarian but are keeping an open mind about the motive.

Elsewhere, vandals have attacked two Orange Halls in North Antrim on Thursday.

A quantity of paint was thrown over Park Orange Hall at Carrowreagh Road, Armoy, in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Meanwhile, red, blue and yellow paint was thrown over the Bregagh Orange Hall, which is just a short distance away. A fire was also lit at the door of the hall, causing around £300 worth of damage.

Anyone with information on any of the above incidents is asked to contact police on 028 9065 0222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

(MB/KMcA)

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