Pensioner’s home attacked with petrol bombs

Property at Leckagh Walk, scene of a petrol bomb attack, in Magherafelt
Property at Leckagh Walk, scene of a petrol bomb attack, in Magherafelt

A 72-year-old woman was left shaken after two petrol bombs were thrown at her bungalow in Magherafelt, Co Londonderry.

Police received a report that the petrol bombs were thrown at the Leckagh Walk property around 10.10pm on Wednesday.

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Roberta Wilson was in her home at the time. She was not hurt during the incident.

However the window and door of the bungalow sustained scorch damage.

Sergeant Bruce Rhymer said: “I would appeal to anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity in the area or who has any information to contact Police at Magherafelt on the non-emergency number 101.

“Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

DUP MLA for Mid Ulster Ian McCrea, who visited Mrs Wilson after the attack, has condemned those responsible.

“The thugs responsible for this disgusting attack have nothing to offer our society and their actions serve no purpose other than to cause a 72-year-old woman to live at home alone in fear.

“It is important that those responsible are brought to justice,

“I therefore appeal to anyone with any information, to come forward to the Police to help them with their investigations and remove these thugs from our streets.”