Police probe petrol bomb attack

The house that was damaged in Church Way. INLT 06-381-PR
The house that was damaged in Church Way. INLT 06-381-PR

Detectives in Larne are investigating a petrol bomb attack on a house in the town on Wednesday, January 30.

The object was thrown at a house on Church Way shortly before 10.30pm, breaking a window and causing minor damage to the inside of the property.

Speaking to the Times the day after the incident, neighbours reported hearing a “loud bang”.

East Antrim MLA Stewart Dickson has condemned the attack and said the occupant had “a very lucky escape”.

He added: “This petrol bomb attack had the potential to cause serious damage to the house and could have led to serious injury or worse.

“There can be absolutely no justification for carrying out an attack like this on a person’s home. We should be able to live in our own homes without the fear of this sort of incident.

“The people responsible for this attack clearly have no regard for the lives of others. If anybody has any information about this incident then I would urge them to contact the police.”

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has any information is asked to contact detectives at Larne police station on 0845 600 8000.

Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.