Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Petrol bomb attack on Belfast house

Police are investigating after a petrol bombs were thrown at a house in east Belfast

Petrol bombs have been thrown at a house in east Belfast.

The attack at a property on Strand Walk happened at about 11.30pm on Sunday.

The PSNI said three petrol bombs landed at the back of the house and two were launched at the front.

No damage was caused and no one was injured.

Tensions have been high in the area after separate petrol bomb attacks on loyalist and nationalist communities living on both sides of the peace line last week.

A four-year-old girl suffered minor burns when a lit device landed to where she was playing in the nationalist Short Strand area.

Earlier in the week a teenager was arrested when a petrol bomb was thrown into the loyalist Cluan Place.

Police have appealed for parents to ensure their children do not become embroiled in sectarian disorder.

Sinn Fein councillor Niall O'Donnghaile, who was at the scene shortly after the attack, has called for political leadership to help calm the situation.

"I take heart from the cross-community meeting that took place between residents last week. That is the kind of work we need to continue with. We cannot allow those opposed to that progress to dictate the pace as we head further into the summer months."

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