Five people escape injury in petrol bomb attack on Carrick home


Five people, including three children have escaped injury after a petrol bomb attack on a house in Carrickfergus over the weekend.

Detectives are appealing for information following the incident, which occurred at a house in the Oakwood Road on Sunday night (July 31).

It was reported to police that a petrol bomb was thrown through the front window of the house at around 11.30pm.

The window was smashed; however the device failed to ignite, and has now been taken for forensic examination.

Two adults and three children who were inside the house at the time were not injured, according to police.

Enquiries into the incident are ongoing and detectives have appealed for anyone with any information about this incident to contact them in Larne on 101 quoting reference 1405 31/07/16. Information can also be given anonymously through the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.