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Petrol bomb attack on house with 12-year-old inside

Petrol bomb attack on house with 12-year-old inside

The police have launched an appeal after a petrol bomb was thrown at a house in Ballymena.

The attack happened at around 3.45am this morning.

Three adults and a 12-year-old boy were in the house on Alfred Street Place at the time but no one was injured.

Detective Chief Inspector Dunny McCubbin said: “We believe that a petrol bomb was thrown at the property around 3.45am this morning. Three adults and a 12-year-old boy who were in the house at the time were uninjured.

“A window in the house was smashed and scorch damage caused to an exterior wall.

“Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the early hours of the morning should contact detectives at Ballymena on the non-emergency police number 101, quoting reference 147 of 21/4/17.

“Alternatively, if you would prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”