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Vacant property in Larne, Co Antrim damaged by a petrol bomb attack in the early hours of Monday morning

A VACANT property in Larne, Co Antrim has been damaged by a petrol bomb attack in the early hours of Monday.

A front room of the house at Killyglen Road suffered scorch damage after a window was smashed and "a number of petrol bombs were thrown into it".

Police said they received reports "at approximately 1am" and attended with fire fighters who extinguished the fire.

Detectives have asked anyone with information to contact 101 quoting reference 92 of 28/08/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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A 24-year-old man from north Belfast has been remanded in custody charged with kidnapping, possession of an imitation hand gun, assault and possession of ecstasy with intent to supply.

Nathan Willis from the Shore Road appeared in Newtownards Magistrates Court yesterday on the charges which are in relation to the reported kidnapping of a 20-year-old man in Newtownards on Wednesday.

He will appear again next month.

Two other men, aged 25 and 32, have been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of a number of offences connected to the kidnapping.

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Permanent TSB (PTSB) has been fined 2.5 million euros by the European Central Bank (ECB) for falling short of its liquidity requirements.

The ECB expects banks to hold enough highly liquid assets in order to cover the difference between expected cash outflows and inflows over a 30-day period.

The two breaches - which happened between 27 October 2015 and 26 April 2016 - do not change PTSB `liquidity position' and have since been remedied.

It is the first time the central bank has imposed such a penalty since taking over banking supervision in 2014.

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A MAN has been attacked and tied up during a robbery at a Co Down business premises.

Shortly after 8.50am yesterday, two or three men entered the shop in the Old Mill Road area of Scarva and asked for a large quantity of tyres to be placed into their van for purchase.

They then assaulted and tied up the man who was working at the premises.

Detective Sergeant Colin Patterson said he "received injuries to his face and body during this which are not believed to be life-threatening".

The thieves made off with the tyres towards Scarva in the van which has blue sides and a white front and white rear doors.

Officers have asked anyone with information contact 101 quoting reference 388 of 28/08/17, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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POLICE are looking for information after a man was seen being bundled into the boot of a car in Coleraine, Co Derry at around 10.30pm on Sunday.

The man was seen standing on Brooke Street when a red Audi car "with a number of people on board, pulled up alongside him".

Chief Inspector Mark McClarence said witnesses saw "that the victim was put into the boot of the car" which then sped off towards Union Street.

"Police are appealing for the public's help in identifying the vehicle and those involved, and urge anyone who was in the area at the time and who witnessed the incident, or has any information which could help their investigation to contact detectives at Coleraine Criminal Investigation Branch on 101, quoting reference 1586 of 27/08/17.

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