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Petrol bomb thrown through window of Co Antrim house

Police have appealed for information

FOUR people escaped injury in a petrol bomb attack on a house in Co Antrim.

Police said a window was smashed at the house in Leyland Court in Ballycastle and a device thrown inside early yesterday.

A spokesman said: "Shortly before 2.30 am, it was reported that a window had been smashed at a house in the area and an object was set alight and thrown inside.

"Damage was caused to the front window and the inside of the house as a result of the incident.

"The four occupants of the property were unharmed.

"A number of men were seen leaving the area in a silver coloured car.

"Police are working to establish a motive for the attack and would also like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in the area or saw this vehicle."

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