Arson attack on house in Ballymena, petrol bombs thrown through living room and bedroom window

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Police said the arson attack was carried out late on Thursday night by three people. Although damage was caused to the house in Brooke Park, the person inside was able to get out without serious injury.

Detective Sergeant Macaulay said: “Police received a report just after 11.15pm of a fire at an address in Brooke Park.

“Officers attended together with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service.

"It is believed three petrol bombs were thrown through a living room and a bedroom window. Thankfully the resident was evacuated without serious injury.”

The detective sergeant added: “Three suspects were involved, all wearing dark clothing. One of the suspects made off in the direction of Larne Road with the other two making off in the direction of Harryville Community Centre.

"We are treating this as arson with intent to endanger life and enquires into the circumstances are ongoing.

"I am appealing to anyone who has any information about what happened, or who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area at the time or with CCTV, doorbell or other footage that could assist our investigation, to call 101 and quote reference number 2205 of 24/08/23.”

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