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Petrol bomb caused damage to house

Police are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a house
Andrea McKernon

A HOUSE in Co Down has been damaged in a petrol bomb attack.

The device was thrown at the rear bathroom window of the house at Golf Terrace in Banbridge.

The incident happened at about 7.30pm on Saturday night. Minor scorch damage was caused to the windowsill of the house, police said.

A man who has only recently moved into the house was not injured.

Police said they are working to establish a motive for the attack. They have appealed for witnesses.

DUP councillor Carla Lockhart has said the DUP will be working closely with the PSNI to tackle what would appear to be an upsurge in criminality in the Banbridge area.

"This is a very worrying turn of events in the Banbridge area. Just a few weeks ago I also condemned such an attack and it is alarming to think that another has happened again in a quiet, residential area.  

"Someone could have been seriously injured or indeed killed and the culprits must be caught and face the law.

"I would encourage anyone with any information to come forward to the PSNI.  

"I have arranged a meeting with the PSNI to discuss this spate of attacks and to try and assist where possible.  

"We must all play our part in tackling crime and information sharing is key."


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