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Police in Ballymena appeal for witnesses following petrol bomb attack

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Police in Ballymena are appealing for witnesses following a petrol bomb attack on a house in the Alfred Street Place area of the town earlier today (Friday 21 April).

Detective Chief Inspector Dunny McCubbin said: “We believe that a petrol bomb was thrown at the property around 3.45am this morning. Three adults and a 12 year old boy who were in the house at the time were uninjured.

“A window in the house was smashed and scorch damage caused to an exterior wall.

“Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the early hours of the morning should contact detectives at Ballymena on the non-emergency police number 101, quoting reference 147 of 21/4/17.

“Alternatively, if you would prefer to provide information without giving your details, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

North Antrim DUP MLA Paul Frew has condemned a petrol bomb attack on a family home in the Alfred Street area of Ballymena.

Mr Frew said, “This attack has caused a great deal of shock to the family involved and the wider community of Ballymena. Thankfully nobody was injured in this attack, but we could have a very different story emerging from this area today.
I understand the family were at home during the time of the incident, which caused extensive damage to the kitchen. Gas pipes were also damaged and could have caused loss of life.

I know many in the community including myself, cannot understand why this family home has been targeted in this way. This is a close knit community and one which does not want to have this type on activity taking place in Ballymena. There is no place in society for actions like this and those responsible should be brought before the courts.

I utterly condemn this attack and will be supporting the family as best I can. I would ask anyone with any information to contact and assist the Police.”

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