Belfast police station petrol bombed

Published Monday, 14 July 2014
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Two petrol bombs have been thrown at a police station in east Belfast.

Belfast police station petrol bombed
Police are investigating the attack on their station. (© Pacemaker)

The devices were thrown at the Willowfield station just before midnight on Sunday.

Police said the bombs were thrown from the Willowfield Drive area and no damage was caused to the building.

The station is no longer open to the public, however, there are police units based in the facility.

No officers were inside the station at the time of the attack, however, security staff were manning the base.

East Belfast DUP MLA Robin Newton, a member of the Policing Board, has condemned the attack.

"There is no cause or reason that justifies this attack. It is a mindless action that could well have resulted in extremely serious outcomes," he said.

"The person/s responsible must be apprehended. Anyone who is prepared to put life at risk by throwing petrol bombs is a danger to the whole community and needs to be taken before the courts.

"I am appealing to the good people of east Belfast to provide any information they may have on this incident so these criminals can be taken off the streets."

East Belfast Alliance MP Naomi Long also condemned the incident and urged anyone with information to contact police.

"There can be no justification for this attack on the police. Those responsible are just interested in mindless violence and do not have any regards for the consequences of their actions.

"Any attack on the police is an attack on the rule of law and the local community."

A PSNI spokeswoman asked for anyone who was in the area and may have noticed something suspicious to contact investigating officers on the non-emergency number 101.

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8 Comments
Bangor in Bangor wrote (128 days ago):
Point well made "belfast in belfast" no your not the only one
Taxi Paul in Belfast wrote (129 days ago):
I am surprised I thought petrol bombs were a thing of the past Not due to the country moving forward but due to the high cost of fuel.
The Future in England wrote (129 days ago):
Belfast in Belfast , and your point being....turn your thought proses around ,when it was a orange zone every one and there cat were in uniform carrying a gun ,now today you have got to agree SF have taken the guns of the street free travel up and down your wonderful country ,you have nothing to fear but I fear your secure past that made me ashamed to have a union flag.
Pauline in Belfast wrote (129 days ago):
WELL SAID BELFAST IN BELFAST IT IS SO SO WORRYING THEY HAVEN'T WENT AWAY BY ANY MEANS.
Ryan in Dunengal wrote (129 days ago):
@belfast.. Very relevant post and no you are not the only person worried. These factors are causing great unease in unionist law abiding community especially given the fact the threat of violence is appeased.
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