Family escape injury in pipe bomb attack

Family escape injury in pipe bomb attack

A family of five have escaped injury after a pipe bomb exploded at a house in Tobermore, Co Londonderry.

The device was thrown at the property in the Castle Park area shortly before 1am on Tuesday.A number of windows at the back of the house were broken.Two adults and three children were in the house at the time.A police statement said: "It's understood a house in Calmore Park directly behind Castle Park was also damaged in the incident. The occupants were not injured."The PSNI are investigating the incident and are appealing for information.Sandra Overend, Ulster Unionist MLA for Mid-Ulster, has condemned those responsible."I hope that all those affected make a full recovery as quickly as possible."Nothing can justify placing an explosive device at a house, especially one with children inside, and such actions must be condemned by everyone."Somebody out there knows who is responsible for this terrible act, and I would appeal to them to pass any information they have to the PSNI so that the culprits can be brought before the courts," she concluded.Local SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone said: "This was a callous, reckless attack on a family home in a quiet village. "I would encourage anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious to get in touch with the PSNI as soon as possible."

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