29/09/2005

Three people escape injury in bomb attack

Three people including a three-year-old boy have escaped injury following a pipe bomb attack in Co Antrim early this morning.

The device exploded on the window sill of the property in Carnany Drive, Ballymoney, shortly after 2am.

Two pieces of steel were embedded in the living room ceiling and in a settee, and a car parked in the driveway was also damaged.

Police have appealed for anyone with information to contact them on 028 9065 0222 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Elsewhere, police in Lisburn have appealed for information following a paint bomb attack on a house in the Old Warren Estate early on Wednesday morning.

Two car tyres were also slashed during the attack however no-one was injured.

A man wearing a grey hooded top and trousers was seen running towards Longstone Street. Police believe the attack is linked to a number of others in the area in recent weeks.

(MB/SP)

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