18/10/2006

Petrol bomb attack on County Antrim home

Police are investigating a suspected arson attack on a house in County Antrim yesterday evening.

Following a detailed forensic examination of the scene earlier today, police have confirmed that the remains of two petrol bombs were found.

The devices have since been removed for further examination.

The incident happened shortly before 11pm, when devices, originally believed to be fireworks, were thrown through a window of the property on the Moat Road in the Harryville area of Ballymena.

A number of people were in the house at the time, however all managed to escape unharmed.

Police have appealed for anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or anyone who may have any information in connection with it, to contact them on: 0845 600 8000, or anonymously on the Crimestoppers number on: 0800 555 111.

(EF)


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