29/11/2002

Dog killed and two injured in petrol bomb attack

A petrol-bomb attack on a house in Co Antrim has killed a family's pet dog and injured two members of the family.

The attack on the house in Glenmanus Park in Portrush occurred at 11pm on Thursday evening. The living room window was broken by a number of bricks and a petrol bomb was then thrown through the window.

Five people managed to escape from the house, but during the incident a woman suffered cuts to her face, and a teenage boy was also cut to his arms, stomach and hands.

The family's dog was killed in the fire which damaged the living room and caused smoke damage throughout the house.

Elsewhere a suspected petrol-bomb attack has caused damage to a house in the Donegall Road area of Belfast.

Two men were seen running away from the scene.

A police spokesperson said that man who had been in the house at the time was uninjured.

(SP)

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