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Two escape injury in Co Down petrol bomb attack

The PSNI has appealed for information about a petrol bomb attack in Co Down (Niall Carson/PA)
Jonathan McCambridge, PA

Two people have escaped injury in a petrol bomb attack at a property in Co Down.

Detectives are appealing for information following the incident in the Skipperstone Road area of Bangor on Sunday.

A PSNI spokesman said: “At around 11.55pm last night, it was reported that a house was on fire.

“Officers attended the address, along with our colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service, who extinguished the fire.

“It is believed that the fire was started by a petrol bomb, which caused extensive damage to the front door of the property, including smoke damage to the inside of the property.

“Two people who were inside at the time were, thankfully, physically unharmed, but have been left badly shaken by the ordeal.”

Police said they are working to establish the circumstances surrounding the attack.

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