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Man escapes injury after firework thrown through window of south Belfast home

A man has escaped injury after the front window of his south Belfast house was smashed with a brick before a firework was thrown inside.

It happened in the Cooke Street area during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Shortly before 3.55am it was reported that the front window of a house in the area had been smashed with a brick before a firework was thrown inside.

The firework partially detonated causing smoke damage to the room. Remains of the firework have now been removed for further examination.

A man who was in the house at the time was not injured during the incident.

Detective Sergeant McCambridge said: “A motive has yet to be established for this incident and I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with any information that can assist with the investigation to contact Detectives at Musgrave Police Station on 101 quoting reference number 281 of 21/08/16. Information can also be passed anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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