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Man hit with a lit petrol bomb at his Derry home in a serious condition

PSNI are looking for the two masked youths who smashed the window at his house and threw in the petrol bomb.

Ben Varden Ave. where the incident happened.
Ben Varden Ave. where the incident happened.
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A MAN WAS seriously injured in Derry when two youths smashed the window at his house and threw in a lit petrol bomb which hit him.

The incident happened at Ben Varden Avenue at around 11.10pm last night.

Two neighbours managed to rescue the 45-year-old man from the house. He was then taken to hospital for treatment for injuries which were initially thought to be life-threatening, but now his condition is described as serious but stable.

The two male youths were dressed in grey hooded tops and had scarfs over their faces. It is believed that they made off in the direction of Dervock Place.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact CID in Strand Road Police Station on 0845 600 8000. 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.

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