Bail for trio arrested following Dungannon petrol bomb attack.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

THREE people have been released on bail following a petrol bomb attack on a house in Dungannon.

Two men, aged 41 and 42, and a 22-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life.

All three have been released on bail, pending further Police enquiries.

The arrests followed a report of a petrol bomb being thrown at a house in the Springdale area of the town in the early hours of last Thursday morning.

A woman and her adult son were in the house at the time, and the 46-year-old woman put the fire out herself by throwing water over it.

Detective Sergeant Fiona Mulholland said: "A resident in the house heard a loud bang around 3.30am and found that an item had been thrown at the downstairs living room window and was on fire outside the house.

"A 46-year-old woman extinguished the fire herself by throwing water over it.

There was broken glass on the ground and some scorch damage to the exterior wall beside the window of the property.

"She and her 24 year old son were asleep in bed at the time of the incident. Neither she nor her son were injured but they were left shocked."

Appealing for information Detective Sergeant Mulholland said: "We would like to hear from anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around 3-3.30am on Thursday morning.

Please call police on the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference number 109 of 11/1/18.

"Alternatively, information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime."


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