Petrol bomb attack on flat could have been fatal

Police are appealing for information following the report of a petrol bomb being thrown at a property in the Moira Park area of Lisburn in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 29 June.

Tuesday, 29th June 2021, 10:36 am

Detective Inspector Daniel Kelly said: “We received a report, just before 1.30am, that the front door of a flat, thought to have been hit by a petrol bomb, was on fire.

“Officers attended, along with colleagues from Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service, who ensured the blaze was extinguished.

“While significant damage was caused to the door, thankfully, the occupant who was home at the time was uninjured.

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“This fire could, of course, have resulted in serious injuries, even loss of life – and could easily have spread to the adjoining properties.

“Our enquiries are continuing and I am asking anyone with information, or who noticed any suspicious activity around that time, to contact us on 101 quoting reference number 108 of 29/06/21.”

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