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Petrol bomb thrown at house in east Belfast

Petrol bomb thrown at house in east Belfast

The police are appealing for information following an arson attack on a house in east Belfast.

The incident happened in the Gawn Street area at around 1.00am.

A number of windows in the property were smashed and a vehicle outside the property was also set alight.

A man in his 40s, who was inside the house at the time, was taken to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.

Detective Inspector McCambridge said: “Just after 1.00am this morning, we received a report that a petrol bomb had been thrown at a house in the Ballymacarrett area. I would appeal to anyone who has information about this attack to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 97 of 10/6/17.

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