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Arson

Man arrested on suspicion of petrol bomb attack on a house where children were inside

A man, a woman and three children were in the house at the time of the incident, but were not injured.

POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have arrested a 27-year-old man on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

The arrest is in relation to a petrol bomb attack at a house in the Francis Street, Ballymena area on Wednesday.

A man, a woman and three children were in the house at the time of the incident, but were not injured.

Custody 

The man, who was arrested in the Ballymena area is currently in police custody.

The fire broke out at around 1.40am this morning.

Police and the Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene and a fire was extinguished.

Ballymena Commander, Chief Inspector Stephen McCauley called the attack “crude and dangerous”.

Thankfully we are not dealing with fatalities or serious injury here. The attack was crude but also very dangerous. Police officers and the Fire Service arrived quickly on the scene to help the occupants of the house and take them to safety.

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