Belfast Telegraph

Saturday 30 August 2014

Fifteen arrested over petrol bomb attack in Ballymena

Fifteen men were held over a petrol bomb attack in Ballymena
Fifteen men were held over a petrol bomb attack in Ballymena

A total of 15 men have been arrested following a petrol bomb attack in Ballymena.

They were held following reports a petrol bomb had been thrown at a house in the Ballykeel Estate at around 3.40am on Sunday morning.

A car parked outside at the time had its windows smashed during the incident, while a man in the property who confronted the attackers sustained a head injury requiring medical treatment.

All 15 people - aged between 16 and 41 - were held on a suspicion of a number of attempted arson endangering life, possession of an offensive weapon and riotous behaviour, among others.

Two - aged 16 and 38 - are due to appear at Coleraine Magistrates' Court on Monday morning in relation to the incident.

The others have been released on police bail pending enquiries.

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