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Petrol bomb attack on mother and baby in Belfast

This came as the third attack on a home in the city in three days.

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POLICE IN NORTHERN Ireland have issued an appeal after the third attack on a home in three days.

The PSNI are asking for anyone with any information relating to the incidents to come forward.

The actions have taken place in the south Belfast area.


An incident yesterday saw a masked individual attempting to throw a petrol bomb into a property where a mother and baby were at the time.

While the petrol bomb failed to ignite, PSNI Chief Inspector Robert Murdie has said that the incident had “the potential to kill or seriously injure”.

Commenting on the attack, Murdie said:

We live in a democratic society and seeking to harm individuals in this way is not acceptable.

The incident happened shortly after 21.30pm yesterday evening on the Ebor Street area of Belfast. It was reported to police that a masked individual attempted to smash the glass at the front of the house with a petrol bomb which has now been used for forensic examination.

Other incidents

Another incident is thought to have occurred on Sunday evening in the Lower Rockview Street area. This saw two windows being smashed and graffiti being sprayed onto a property.

This building was vacant although tenants had been planning to move in.

A similar incident occurred on Monday night in the Monarch Parade area that saw two downstairs and one upstairs window broken on a property.

In this incident graffiti was also daubed on the front door of the house attacked.

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