Police station bomb attack condemned

Suzanne McGonagle

A POLICE station in east Belfast has been attacked with two petrol bombs.

The devices were thrown at Willowfield station on Sunday at around 11.40pm.

Police said the petrol bombs were thrown at the station from the direction of Willow-field Drive.

No-one was injured in the attack and the flames did not cause any damage to the property.

East Belfast MP Naomi Long, Alliance MP last night said there was "no justification" for the attack.

"Those responsible are just interested in mindless violence and do not have any regards for the consequences of their actions," he said.

"Any attack on the police is an attack on the rule of law and the local community.

"I would urge anyone with information about this attack to contact the police."

DUP MLA Robin Newton condemned the attack as "mindless".

"There is no cause or reason that justifies this attack," he said.

"It is a mindless action that could well have resulted in extremely serious outcomes.

"The person or persons responsible must be apprehended. Anyone who is prepared to put life at risk by throwing petrol bombs is a danger to the whole community and needs to be taken before the courts."

Police have appealed for witnesses or anyone who noticed anything suspicious in the area to contact them.


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