House petrol bombed in south Belfast

Published Wednesday, 29 January 2014
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A man has escaped injury after a house was petrol bombed in south Belfast.

House petrol bombed in south Belfast
Police are investigating the attack. (© UTV)

He was inside the property on Agra Street when it was attacked on Tuesday evening.

Police said he was not injured by the petrol bomb which caused minor scorch damage when it struck the front of the house at about 9.20pm.

A brick was also thrown, smashing a window.

Officers investigating the attack have asked for anyone who noticed suspicious activity in the area at the time to contact them on 0845 600 8000.

Anna Lo, Alliance MLA for the area, has condemned the attack.

"There is no justification for this attack. We should be able to live in our own homes without the fear of this sort of incident," she said.

"The people responsible have no regards for the wellbeing of other people. Somebody could have been seriously hurt or killed had this petrol bomb started a fire.

"I would urge anybody with any information about this attack to contact the police."

Sinn Féin Councillor Deirdre Hargey, who represents Laganbank, said the attack could have resulted in the loss of life.

"While the motivation behind this attack is at present unclear, this incident has to be condemned by all in the local area."

Cllr Hargey also urged anyone with information to contact the police.

© UTV News
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