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Lisburn petrol bomb attack could have been fatal, say police

Police have appealed for information

A petrol bomb attack at a property in Lisburn this morning could have resulted in "loss of life", police have said.

The attack took place at a flat in Moira Park just before 1.30am.

The front door of the property was significantly damaged after being hit by the device.

The occupant was not injured in the incident.

Detective Inspector Daniel Kelly said: “We received a report, just before 1.30am, that the front door of a flat, thought to have been hit by a petrol bomb, was on fire.

“Officers attended, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, who ensured the blaze was extinguished.

“While significant damage was caused to the door, thankfully, the occupant who was home at the time was uninjured.

“This fire could, of course, have resulted in serious injuries, even loss of life – and could easily have spread to the adjoining properties.

“Our enquiries are continuing and I am asking anyone with information, or who noticed any suspicious activity around that time, to contact us on 101"

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