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Three petrol bombs thrown at Alliance MP Naomi Long’s office

The Alliance Party office in east Belfast, after three petrol bombs were thrown at the premises last night.

The Alliance Party office in east Belfast, after three petrol bombs were thrown at the premises last night.

The office of an Alliance Party politician has once again come under attack.

Three petrol bombs were used in the incident at the premises on the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast at about 11pm on Tuesday night.

Police said the building suffered scorch damage and two males were spotted fleeing the scene.

The office is that of Naomi Long, MP for East Belfast, who announced the news on her Twitter account, writing: “If there are people out there who still believe that fire bombs or other attacks will drive me out, they are wrong”.

A wave of supportive comments followed, as well as condemnation from the DUP former Lord Mayor of the city, Gavin Robinson.

He wrote online that there was nothing achieved by such an attack, “and nor could there have been. It was dangerous, reckless and wrong”.

No-one was injured in the incident.

It is not the first time petrol bombs have been used at the scene.

The office suffered a similar attack in November last year, for example, and the previous December a PSNI car parked close to the office was petrol bombed as a female officer sat inside.

 

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