Northern Ireland

Men in balaclavas throw petrol bomb at house in Lisnaskea

Attack happened in the early hours of Sunday morning

The entrance to Trasna Way in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh.
The entrance to Trasna Way in Lisnaskea, Co Fermanagh.

Windows have been damaged following a “shocking” petrol bomb attack at a house in Co Fermanagh.

The property in the Trasna Way area of Lisnaskea was targeted in the early hours of Sunday.

Three masked men arrived in a dark coloured vehicle and threw a petrol bomb at the house shortly before 1.20am.

A PSNI spokesperson said: ”Thankfully, this failed to ignite, however, two windows were smashed at the front of the property, which was unoccupied at the time.

“We are appealing to anyone with information regarding this incident to contact police by calling 101, quoting reference 127 07/04/24.”

Fermanagh and South Tyrone DUP MLA Deborah Erskine said the attack was “absolutely disgraceful”.

“Men in balaclavas carrying out sinister acts should be in the past,” she said in a statement posted to social media.

“Truly shocking that this act took place in Lisnaskea, of which the community will be resolute in their condemnation. Dread to think what could have been as a result of this despicable act, which will have no doubt caused fear and concern to the victims and the community.”

Sinn Féin Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA Áine Murphy also condemned the incident.

“Thankfully no one was injured in this reckless attack,” she said.

“Anyone with information that can assist the police investigation should bring it forward.”