A PETROL bomb attack on a home in Newtownards has been condemned by local politicians.
Police say that a brick and a petrol bomb were thrown into the house on Movilla Street on Friday night while a man in his 20s was in the house.
He was not injured but police have appealed for information on who was behind the attack, which took place at about 10.30pm and left scorch damage on a windowsill.
Strangford DUP MLA Jonathan Bell said the attack was “abhorrent and totally unrepresentative of the people of the area”.
Mr Bell said: “It is totally unrepresentative of the good people of this area and I urge anyone who can to give the men and women of our police service their full cooperation.
“Nothing can justify this dangerous criminal behaviour and while I believe there was no physical injuries, petrol bombs risk serious injury and death - they have no place whatsoever in our Newtownards society.”
Local Ulster Unionist councillors Tom Hamilton and David Smyth also condemned the attack.
Cllr Hamilton said: “This attack has to be seen for exactly what it was: It was attempted murder – an attempt, using a petrol bomb, to set fire to a house and possibly kill anyone inside it.
“There is no place in this borough or in this town of Newtownards for this type of criminality and Cllr Smyth and I utterly condemn it.
“We appeal for anyone who may have information which could help apprehend the perpetrator or perpetrators to give such information to the PSNI.”